Amid a global pandemic, remote work has become so popular that 29% of professionals will quit rather than return to the office.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced record numbers of employees to work remotely. In many cases, companies have been surprised by the success of their remote work efforts and the corresponding productivity of their employees. A number of companies, including Twitter, Reddit, Dropbox, Microsoft, Facebook and others have committed to varying degrees of permanent remote work.
Companies that have yet to permanently embrace telecommuting should take LiveCareer’s latest study to heart.
At this point, we wanted to roll the dice and ask the respondents if they’d quit their job if not allowed to continue working remotely with their current employer—as many as 29% said, ‘YES.” That’s somewhat in line with Owl Labs’ 2020 report on the state of remote work that claims one in two people won’t return to jobs that don’t offer remote work after COVID-19.
On top of that, a full 62% of remote staff also agree or strongly agree with the following statement: “In the future, I’ll give preference to employers that offer remote work.”
These survey results should be a sobering wakeup call to companies insisting on resuming the status quo once the pandemic is over.