Flexible office operator Mindspace’s new survey of over 2,000 UK workers found that although most are ready to adopt a hybrid work model, there are still lingering fears about how it could impact the office environment.
The survey, which was conducted by Vital Research, showed that 39% were ready to embrace hybrid working. However, 25% would prefer to work remotely full-time and 22% looked forward to returning to the office every day.
Additionally, 55% revealed they would go into the office at least one day a week, while 15% stated they would be going in every day.
Even more, 38% of respondents believe their company will continue with a hybrid approach this year, while 13% believe their company will adopt this model forever.
“The hybrid work model appears to be prevailing for the majority of companies in the UK and globally, yet it’s not without its challenges as employers are tasked with handling a myriad of preferences amongst their employees, highlighting the need for a higher level of flexibility,” said Dan Zakai, CEO and cofounder of Mindspace. “It’s not surprising to see that many workers are choosing to go back to the office for most or all of the week, having spent so much time away from colleagues – collaboration and connection between employees are critical, both of which are best conducted face to face.”