A new CBI/Ipsos Mori poll found that, while 79% of employees worked entirely or almost entirely in offices last year, companies expect only 29% will do so this year.
Additionally, 47% of organizations are anticipating their workers to split between remote and in-office working as flexibility becomes a mainstay in the workforce.
“Remote working has brought huge benefits…it has not led to a collapse in productivity,” said Josh Hardie, deputy director-general at CBI. “They continue to offer real benefits, particularly for welcoming new staff, training and collaboration. Yet while Covid-19 may have triggered a mass migration from UK workplaces, talk of the death of the office is premature.”
Additionally, the survey revealed that 67% of UK organizations are anticipated to boost measures to achieve net zero carbon emissions, compared to the previous year.