According to a recent survey of Google employees, 62% of respondents revealed that they want to return to the office, just not every day. Additionally, 10% of respondents said they did not want to come into the office at all, down from the 20% in May.
These findings have forced the company to reevaluate their long-term work policies, which has led it to consider a hybrid work arrangement.
“I see the future as being more flexible,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet. “We firmly believe that in-person, being together, having a sense of community is super important when you have to solve hard problems and create something new so we don’t see that changing. But we do think we need to create more flexibility and more hybrid models.”
This news comes after the company revealed it would allow its employees to work from home through July 2021 as the world continues to work through the pandemic. Although this arrangement has been convenient for some, other employees expressed that they missed in-office benefits, including in-person socialization and collaboration with colleagues.