Bosses are hellbent on getting their staff back into the office. But they don't necessarily see the rules as applying to them.

While 35 percent of non-executive employees are now working in a corporate office five days a week, just 19 percent of executives can say the same, according to a survey by Future Forum, a research consortium backed by messaging channel Slack. Among the employees who are commuting daily, more than half say they'd like to at least have some flexibility, and non-executives broadly report a much worse work-life balance than their bosses.

Furthermore, the disparity is growing. In the fourth quarter of 2021, non-executives were about 1.3 times as likely as their bosses to be fully in the office. Now that ratio has grown; non-executives are nearly twice as likely to work on company premises full-time, and the share of non-executives who are in the office five days a week is the highest it's been since the survey began in June 2020.

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