Perhaps because the recent passing of Sir Sean Connery was in the news my eyes have alighted on a survey conducted by an organisation called ‘Moneypenny’. Whilst nothing to do with 007, their survey conducted before the second national lockdown, shows how we are all adjusting to the new way of working.
Moneypenny’s survey of 1,000 UK office workers has revealed that 54% are happy to continue working from home for as long as necessary.
30% are happy working from home but miss the office.
39% miss their colleagues but 26% like being able to spend more time with their pets whilst working from home. (I expect that pets are happy about this too).
Not surprisingly one of the main advantages of being required to work from home was that 59% enjoy not spending time and money on the daily commute.
The freedom to decide when breaks were taken was another favourable choice with respondents. 42% said this was the best aspect of working from home.
On the other hand, there were some elements of the office that workers missed.
9% miss their office chair and 7% miss their desk. (I have seen many employers offering a furniture/equipment budget to staff working from home so this issue could be resolved potentially….)
Two final statistics from this survey leave me a little perplexed. 11% would like to continue wearing their pyjamas and 12% their slippers to work after this is all over and there is a return to office life. What do they do for a living?
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