Based on your answers, you work in a fairly traditional environment where time + presence = results. Employees are focused on working full-time hours from an approved location (office, home, etc.), and managers are focused on enforcing this.
Your workplace is trending towards the new norm of managed flexibility - managers grant permission to work in a hybrid fashion - which creates an equal employee experience and temporarily boosts engagement. To create an equitable employee experience with sustained gains in engagement, you need to establish a culture based on accountability and autonomy (not flexibility).
Unfortunately, this path of a flexible work arrangement is a rebranding of the status quo. Improving attraction and retention, customer satisfaction, and an optimized employee experience is unlikely.
Learn how to begin moving away from the status quo today with our tip sheet: 3 Counterproductive Actions to Stop. It matters to your long-term growth and to the talent you attract and retain.