Three quarters of workers don’t want to go back to the office full-time

Three quarters of workers don’t want to go back to the office full-time

Although the UK government has taken small steps to reopen offices in an effort to start easing the lockdown rules imposed by the coronavirus crisis, official guidelines still firmly start with the recommendation that you should “work from home if you can”. That will sit well with the country’s workforce: a strong 75% of UK employees have reported not wanting to go back to the office full-time.

A new report conducted by access-management company Okta among 6,000 office workers across Europe has found that only only one in four UK respondents is keen to go back to the workplace on a five-day-a-week basis.

Only a minority of employees, however, want a fully remote-working arrangement (17%). The ideal scenario is rather a flexible model, in which staff could work from home on a part-time basis.

Jesper Frederiksen, general manager for EMEA at Okta, told ZDNet that the company has been trialing a “dynamic work” initiative since last year, which falls in line with the concept of a hybrid between remote and office work. Before the pandemic, in Okta’s London office, employees stayed at home by default, and booked their table via an app if they wanted to come into the office. The company’s building, in fact, only provides capacity for about two-thirds of staff.

Source: ZDNet

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