Research by flexible office provider IWG revealed that 28% of over 2,100 UK respondents prioritize their work location over vacation allowance.
The company’s Global Workplace Survey polls 15,000 people across 80 countries. Among that, 58% of UK respondents believe that organizational culture is the main factor in companies hesitating to add a flexible workplace policy.
As flexible options become more popular amongst various companies, 82% of the UK respondents said that they plan on implementing more flexible workplaces to improve work-life balance, while attracting and retaining younger workers.
“Last year, our Global workspace survey talked about reaching a tipping point, but what we are seeing now is that flexible working is considered by many to be the new norm for any business that is serious about productivity, agility and winning the war for top talent,” said Mark Dixon, CEO and founder at IWG.
In tandem with this, 50% of UK professionals say they work outside of their company’s main location for at least half of the work week.