Insight 1

The future of work is flexible

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The pandemic changed our perceptions of the way we need to work and now, employees expect more.

While we don’t have a crystal ball, but one thing is clear: The future of work is flexible

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Insight 1.A

More than anything, we’re seeking balance

Our findings suggest that more than anything, we’re looking for flexibility. We want to enjoy the benefits of the office, while also having the option to work remotely and create better work-life balance. 

88% of knowledge workers would work remotely at least one day per week. Almost a quarter (23%) would like to work remotely every day.

Q. How often would you work remotely?

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Insight 1.B

The best of both worlds

While we know that the overwhelming majority of workers want to work remotely at least some of the time, 53% suggested that they were unsure or unlikely to embrace a permanent remote position.

The paradox of these findings leads us to believe that most employees would prefer a hybrid working model. If companies embrace this model, they will follow in the footsteps of Microsoft and Google – just to name a few.

Q. How likely would you be to consider working remotely on a permanent basis?

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Insight 1.C

Work-life balance, personal finances and climate change

What do these three things have in common? Our respondents believe that remote and hybrid working better supports them.

76% of workers thought hybrid and remote were better for work-life balance, and 73% thought they were better for personal finances. 78% believed they were better working models for preventing climate change.

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For me both home and office working have their own advantages and disadvantages.

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Insight 1.D

Remote workers are on the move

Considering a sea change? Perhaps a tree change? You’re not alone in your thinking.

43% of our respondents had either relocated further away from the office or taken a working holiday and 48% said they would consider doing so in the future.

Q. Since working remotely have you… (select all that apply)

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