The annual Axios Harris 100 poll reveals that Millennials are accelerating remote work adoption.
According to the findings, 77% of Americans who are able to work remotely say this is a top priority moving forward.
Among each age group, 84% of Millennials say that remote work is highly important, followed by 75% of Gen Xers, 68% of Boomers, and 66% of Gen Zers, the latter in which has had very little in-office experience due to the pandemic.
The differences between each generation indicates where each group is at in their lives. Many Millennials have gained higher status in the workplace, while also becoming parents with newfound responsibilities. All things considered, flexibility becomes the ideal arrangement for younger workers trying to achieve a healthy work-life balance.
However, many executives remain resistant to fully embracing flexibility and remote work, citing the importance of in-person collaboration.
Still, 83% of Americans say that the pandemic proved that more jobs can effectively be performed remotely without a loss in productivity.
Over 40% of respondents said they would move to a job that offers flexibility even if it meant a pay cut. Moving forward, companies that reject this evolution of the workplace will fall behind in the competition for talent as employees gain more say in their arrangements.