Overall, remote workers report that they’ve become more efficient at working from home than in the office.

Are workers going back to the office?

Despite the extra work hours, many workers are reluctant to go back to the office full-time. On average, the 42,000 remote workers polled since July 2020 have said they plan to work from home two days a week even after the pandemic subsidies. Employers are also warming up to a hybrid model in a post-pandemic world. While in 2020 they preferred employees work one day a week from home, they now feel comfortable with up to one and half days. (Around 15% of remote employees, many of them in IT support jobs, say their employees have agreed that they can remain fully remote.)

While many employees are no longer wasting time trying to impress colleagues with clean clothes or makeup, they are also worried about losing the natural in-office interactions and social connections that would help them advance. Younger workers in particular said they are concerned working from home might affect whether or not they get a promotion.

So for now, the survey shows twice as many employees opting for hybrid working situations compared to those who are fully remote.

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