Employees demanding more workplace flexibility

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The majority of employees said that they now want to share their working hours between being at home and the office.

With the pandemic resulting in more people working remotely, office workers are now demanding new levels of flexibility, according to a new survey.

The SmartWay2 report found that employees now want a mixture of workplace options.

The survey shows that there was a wide variety of opinions on the ideal split between offices. For example, 39% preferred to work from home the majority of the time, 21% in the office, while 32% opted for an equal split. On average, people prefer to work in the office a couple of days a week and from home the rest of the time.

Those wishing to work from home full time represented just six per cent of the entire workforce. These outnumbered those wishing to work from the office full time three to one, two per cent, respectively.

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Steve Vatidis, Executive Chairman of SmartWay2 commented, “Businesses are now realising they need to manage the return to the office for those who want to and can do it, but they are not equipped to cope with so many changes across the whole workforce. This is irrespective of daily changing trends or government guidance – it is now imperative for businesses to address the choices of employees to make them feel in control.

“Even prior to recent government announcements, office-based employers faced a hard task persuading nervous workers to return to a safe working environment. Employees are demanding unprecedented levels of autonomy in where and when they work. Such flexibility, which is vital to economic recovery, can only be provided with digital office and deskspace management.”

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