A new survey finds that UK professionals are only going into the office 1.5 days each week on average.
The Consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates survey received responses from 43 offices that support up to 50,000 employees across the UK during June and July.
According to the findings, workers in the UK came into the office 29% of the time on average. Mid-week saw a 39% attendance rate, while Fridays saw just a 13% attendance rate.
This undoubtedly comes as a result of businesses shifting to hybrid and remote work models, as well as employees’ desire for more flexibility in their jobs.
Prior to the pandemic, UK workers were found to be in the office 3.8 days per week on average. However, even after the region eliminated work-from-home policies, 38% of adults said they were still working from home throughout the work week.
Notably, the survey found that companies with outlined hybrid work policies saw higher attendance rates than those who remained vague in their future operational models. Still, employees came into the office less than requested.
Entrusting employees has been linked to better attendance and performance levels, meaning companies struggling to bring workers back into the office may be better off allowing them the choice of when to do so.