Many people learned both the joy and pain of working from home thanks to COVID. Surprisingly, most want to keep doing it. That’s the biggest takeaway from a new Harris Poll survey. Some 43-percent of people wish to keep working remotely.
Another 35-percent want a healthy mix of office and home work days. And 25-percent can’t wait to get back to their cubicle and co-workers.
What is it about working from home that so many like? The flexibility. Also, we’re more in tune to health issues and going back into a pre-pandemic routine. Some don’t miss the small talk with co-workers.
Here’s the rub: employers want their staffs back on site. Period. But, with people able to pick and choose their career of choice, it may bite companies.Cali Williams Yost, CEO of Flex + Strategy Group advises bosses to tread lightly, stressing “The DNA of work has changed. Employers need to acknowledge that.”