Fortune partnered with Momentive (formerly known as SurveyMonkey) to gain better insight into what is causing the Great Resignation and whether office reopenings play a role.
The poll of 2,000 U.S. adults showed that 49% of respondents who are still working remotely or hybrid will seek a new job if their employer forces them to return to the office.
Additionally, the findings revealed that young workers are the most likely to make this choice, with 57% of Millennials stating that they would search for a new job if their company makes them come back to the office full-time, compared to just 32% Baby Boomers.
Making such a move undoubtedly increases the risk of losing out on top talent. However, some organizations are taking this opportunity to position themselves as more forward-thinking than their competitors.
For instance, while Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are adamant about employees returning to the workplace, Citigroup has been adopting more flexible, hybrid practices to attract talent.
However, despite the distaste workers have for being forced to come back into the office, these spaces are not going anywhere. In fact, the poll found that only 16% of respondents want to be fully remote, but 34% would prefer to be in the office sometimes. In short, workers want the flexibility to choose where and when they work.