Jobs are often defined by how their workspace functions. Whether it’s a traditional office, a distributed workforce or a hybrid of the two, it is clear the way we perceive the workplace is transforming at rapid speed.
The pace at which companies started adopting more flexible policies has been relatively slow, but the pandemic forced this change seemingly overnight. Now, millions of employees are working from home and it seems that telecommuting will become the preferred choice for several companies moving forward.
According to a New Global Workplace Study, four out of five employees would want to work from home at least one day a week after the pandemic has ended. With workplace wellness becoming essential now more than ever, it makes sense that employees would want to have the ability to continue remote working.
This has been an incoming trend for years now, with Millennials in particular seeking jobs that value flexibility and a healthy work-life balance over most qualities of a workplace.
Working remotely offers generally three options for employees: home offices, coffee shops or coworking spaces.
Working from home is traditionally the top choice for these workers as it eliminates the need to commute, provides complete flexibility for when and how they do work and allows for more opportunities to tend to personal responsibilities as well.
However, working from home is not for everyone. Many find this arrangement to be distracting or even hinder work-life balance as many do not know how to “switch off” at the end of the day.