A new survey from workplace scheduling company Smartway2 has found that only 6% of employees want to work from home full-time after the pandemic has ended.
“Organizations have found that employees want the best of both worlds,” said John T. Anderson, CEO of Smartway2. “They want the flexibility of being at home with no commute, and at the same time, they want the collaboration and socialization of the workplace. According to our survey, nearly all employees are interested in a blended arrangement of working from home and office, and forward-thinking companies are already beginning to reimagine ways of operating – with the help of technology – to create this optimal work environment.”
92% of respondents said they want to work both from home and in the office, with 39% stating they would still want to work from home most of the time.
Additionally, respondents revealed that their remote working arrangements fall short of essential needs of the workplace, including social interaction and spontaneous collaboration.
However, workers said that they appreciate the flexibility working from home offers, as well as the decreased distractions.
This indicates a distinct shift in workplace operations, and organizations will need to prepare for a much more agile environment moving forward.