We recently shared our research with London Loves Business which shows that many workers are more comfortable working from home and do not want to go back to the office.
This period has shown that employees working from home can be productive and while some teams will have to return to the office for necessary collaboration, I don’t see offices reaching the occupancy levels of 2019 for a long time.
Business leaders should not rush to get everyone back as soon as the Government announces a start date as it has been found that nearly half of all workers (49pc) would look for another job if they are not offered flexible working options post-pandemic.
They should instead use common sense and judge on a case-by-case basis if their employees want to come back or feel safe to do so. Each person has experienced the pandemic differently, whether that be through home-schooling, being stuck in one room or enjoying not having to commute. So employers should not implement company-wide policy and rather let employees decide their preference.
Read the full article here: London Loves Business – Half of staff could quit if not given flexible working