Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Manfred Keil


In this thesis, I find that firms using bottom-up management face relatively lower turnover and attrition than firms with top-down approaches. I utilize survey data from the U.S. Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes to explore the impact of work from home management strategies on negative return to office mandate responses that signal attrition. A binomial logistic regression model reveals that firms who allow employees or teams to determine their own work from home schedule are significantly less likely to respond negatively towards return to office mandates than those who do not. Given these results, employers looking to bring workers back into on-site locations while avoiding turnover and attrition should consider policies that acknowledge the evolving workplace by offering higher levels of autonomy and input to their employees.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.