According to a new survey from Citrix, nearly 80% of employees say they would prefer to work in a hybrid way, and more than 70% would prefer to remain fully remote.
As businesses begin to return to their offices after months of Covid-19 closures, employers are struggling to bring staff back, and more are choosing to stay online and at home.
General comments from the survey reflect that rather than waiting for a return to “normal”, employees are shaping a new type of work environment to meet their individual needs and productivity during times of uncertainty. Covid.
13,000 respondents completed surveys on Twitter and LinkedIn. A large majority felt that having had time to experience hybrid work situations during the pandemic ultimately created good work habits and productivity.
Tim Minahan, executive vice president of business strategy for Citrix, says it’s clear employees are looking to the future and seeing the potential to work in a way that works for them.
“Employees have realized that work will never be the same again, and rather than waiting for a return to ‘normal’, they are shaping a new, more flexible future that allows them to work when, where and how they work best. , ” he says.
Many survey respondents refer to actions in their daily lives that are hampered by office work. By having more flexibility, they can be more productive and function better as members of a team.
“I find working from home extremely productive (during the hours when the kids aren’t home anyway). But interacting in real time with colleagues is also amazing. allow it,” said one respondent.
Another respondent said cost and transparency also make a hybrid work scenario a more viable option.
“I’ve saved the company a ton in office expenses, a ton in automotive expenses, reduced global warming, increased project success, and increased family time. 100% WFH is the way to go” , they say.
Minihan believes that with the increased interest in working from home and hybrid scenarios, employers need to adapt quickly and have clear models so they don’t lose staff or lose productivity.
“As our surveys clearly show, flexible working is not a temporary thing, smart employers will take this into account and adapt their work models to meet the changing needs of employees and position themselves for success in the new world of work. “