A survey commissioned by Bloomberg found that 39% of workers would consider quitting their jobs if their bosses aren’t flexible about working from home. Millennial and Gen Z workers feel the strongest about the topic, with 49% of them ready to quit according to the poll.
While some companies have announced they will allow employees to continue working remotely once the pandemic is over, others have announced that workers will be expected back in the office in the near future.
For example, Blackstone Group said vaccinated workers will need to be back in the office on June 7; JPMorgan Chase called employees back to the office in mid-May; and Facebook is reopening its Manhattan offices on July 12.
The above goes against what workers want. A JLL survey found that 72% of surveys want to work from home more, with only 24% saying they want to go back to the office full-time.