Research commissioned by the Project Management Institute (PMI), shows that one in five
British workers are uncertain what their work arrangement will look like in the future.
The findings from this research indicates a lack of certainty and confidence from employers, which has left employees in a state of confusion about whether they will return to the office, work remotely, or adopt a combination of both.
According to the research, 36% of employees said they were more productive working remotely, 35% got more work done in the office, and 29% were most productive with a hybrid arrangement.
Additionally, 31% of employees said that they want to go back to the office full-time, but 35% said they’d prefer a full-time work-from-home setup moving forward.
“Confusion among employees about the future of their workplaces can have a devastating impact on productivity, and the ability for teams to do their best work,” said Ashwini Bakshi, Managing Director of Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa for PMI. “This is particularly important in today’s business environment where work is increasingly project-based and projects are how we get things done, make change and deliver better business outcomes.”