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The majority of remote employees do not want to return to the office

Employers, take note: If your employees have worked from home most or all of the past two years, chances are the majority will want to continue to do so after the COVID-19 threat- 19 disappeared.

Among Americans whose work can be done remotely, 59% say they still work from home much or all of the time, according to a new survey released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. This is less than the 71% who reported working remotely in October 2020, but much higher than the 23% who did regularly before the pandemic.

And of those with a workplace outside of their home, the majority (61%) said they were choosing to work from home, while the rest said they were far away because their workplace was closed or unavailable.

Pew researchers say they found that 60 percent of workers with work-from-home jobs say they’d prefer to work from home all or most of the time when the pandemic is over if given the choice. . This is up from 54% in 2020.

Why people are now choosing to work from home instead of in the office is an important question, and there can be more than one reason. Forty-two percent said they fear exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace – this is down from 57% in 2020. But the biggest reason cited by respondents (76%) is that they enjoy working. work at home.

For some, geography plays a role: 17% (up from 9% in 2020) cite the fact that they’ve moved as the main reason for not going to the office.

And for working parents with children under the age of 18, Pew found that a third (32%) cited a lack of childcare, while 15% said there were limitations to access. their work.

Among those who rarely worked from home before the pandemic and now choose to do so, 64% say working from home has improved their work-life balance. In terms of productivity, 44% say that working remotely makes it easier for them to get work done and meet deadlines. One common downside, however, was feeling less connected with co-workers, which 60% cited.

The survey, conducted January 24 to January 30, collects views from a nationally representative random sample of 5,889 adults in the United States who are working part-time or full-time. time and only one main job.

To see other findings from the survey, you can find all Pew’s report is here.

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Dais Johnston

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