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Seven out of 10 employees would like to work from home at least part of the time once the pandemic is over, according to a survey. And one out of every five would prefer to work from home full-time.
The survey of 1,426 workers in Canada, the U.S., and the United Kingdom by O.C. Tanner showed that many employees have been getting used to working at home and it might not be easy for employers to bring them back to the office when it’s safe to do so — if they even want to. Many employers are looking at keeping many employees working remotely, now that they know they are able to, with reduced operations in physical workspaces — a “hybrid workplace.”
Having a good chunk of the workforce working remotely can have its advantages, but there are significant challenges — particularly in maintaining a semblance of workplace culture. The physical workplace serves as a direct element of culture and a way for employers to communicate and reinforce their culture — reflected in recent trends in the design of physical workspaces, says Tom De Iulis, senior vice-president of product and strategy — and co-founder — of Venngo, a provider of corporate discount programs.