In further evidence of the rising popularity of remote work, a new poll shows that over 50% of workers would choose remote work over vacation.
Office Depot conducted a survey of professionals to better understand the state of the remote workforce. Interestingly, while just under a third of workers were working remotely in March 2020, that number had increased to nearly 70% by May.
While some workers prefer being in the office, it seems the majority not only prefer telecommuting, but would even go to extreme measures to keep doing it. In fact, only 25.2% percent of workers prefer to go back to the office. 50.2% prefer to keep working remotely, while 24.6% would like a mix of both.
Most telling, however, is that 51.2% would even be willing to forgo vacation days in exchange for remote work.
Office Depot’s poll is among a growing number of indicators of just how successful and accepted remote work has become, such as one showing that 29% of workers would quit their jobs before returning to the office.
It’s clear that employers looking to attract the best and brightest will need to ensure some form of remote work as one of their standard benefits.