New research indicates that employees are winning the battle over work arrangements.
According to WFH research, which has been tracking workplace attitudes since May of 2020, the gap between the number of desired remote working days and what employers were offering narrowed from 1.38 days to .44 days.
This change is not due to less workers wanting remote days — it means employers are more likely to offer them.
In fact, the research showed that the number of remote days offered grew from 1.58 days in January 2021 to 2.37 days as of June 2022.
Growing remote work availability means employees are becoming more confident in their ability to request this type of arrangement.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that workers want full-time remote work capabilities.
According to Nicholas Bloom, an economist who aided in the study, younger workers want the ability to work from home just two or three days each week compared to older generations.