A new report sheds more light on the state of remote working, suggesting permanent adoption may be more widespread.
According to a report by the National Association for Business Economics’ (NABE), only 11% of those surveyed expect all of their employees to return to the office once the pandemic is over.
The NABE’s report echoes research from other organizations that shows a permanent disruption occurring in the workforce. One recent report showed that 50% of workers would give up vacation days to continue working remotely, while another showed that as many as 29% would quit instead of return to the office.
Obviously, some industries are more flexible than others, with the NABE’s report showing that companies in the services industry were most likely to want a full return to the office.
Either way, the pandemic has forced companies and workers alike to rethink their work/life balance, and it seems likely that flexibility will continue to be an important factor long after the pandemic is over.