This Is What Folks Miss Most About Their Workplace

It’s been almost eight months since a lot of people stepped foot inside their office, and while folks may enjoy working remotely in their pajamas each day, it seems a lot of folks are missing their workplace. 

A new British poll, which could easily translate here, finds:

  • More than two-thirds of workers say they have missed their workplace since being forced to work from home due to the pandemic.
  • 65% say working remotely has made them appreciate the social side of being in an office.
  • Among the top things people miss about the office:
    • Being face to face with people
    • The office banter
    • Simply asking someone a question out loud rather than messaging
    • Working in a team
    • Your office desk
    • Hearing office gossip
    • Your office chair
    • Catching up about people's weekends
    • The printer
    • Lunch break walks with colleagues
  • Folks are missing the office so much that 24% actually regret complaining about their workplace before lockdown.

As for whether they’re ready to go back

  • 46% say they are, but only “gradually.”
  • 17% are ready to go back full time.
  • 14% are excited to return to the office.
  • 38% are apprehensive about going back.

And overall, workers think it will take about three weeks to get back into a routine once they return to the office. 

Source:SWNS Digital