Chief financial officers are becoming more confident that they can safely implement back-to-work plans with reconfigured offices and safety procedures, but employees are not so sure, according to the latest PwC CFO survey.
At a high level, two thirds of CFOs are "very confident" that their company can create a safe workplace. That new workplace is likely to include more flexible work models as 68% say transitions to remote work have made their companies better.
But the wild card is that employees may be a harder sell. Among CFOs, 47% were very confident they could manage their employees' well-being and morale. According to PwC's COVID-19 Employee Pulse Survey, 61% of workers are concerned about their employer using a wearable device to track location and proximity to those infected, 52% worry about workplace cameras and 49% are concerned about required COVID-19 testing.