Six charts on attitudes towards remote working and back to office

19 November 2020 Consultancy.uk

New research from digital consultancy Publicis Sapient among 7,000 people across ten countries (including the UK) sheds light on how attitudes towards work are changing. Six charts on the report’s main findings around remote working and returning to the office.

Working remotely 

Over half (54%) of the respondents globally said that their job allows them to work remotely.

How much of your work can you do remotely?

However, 86% of employees think their employer can do more to make remote working a better experience by providing newer hardware and covering WiFi expenses.

What would you like your company to do to make remote working a better experience?

Of people who can work from home, 85% would prefer to continue working from home at least a few days of the week in the future. Particularly those in the US, Canada and UK would like to stay at home a few days a week.

If it were possible to go into an office or work from home going forward, which would you prefer?

Returning to the office 

Although unsurprising, those living with others or children are more likely to want to go to the office most days. 

If it were possible to go into an office or work from home going forward, which would you prefer?

80% of the respondents said that fear of contracting Covid-19 is their main concern when returning and commuting to the office. 

Which of the following are concerns you have about going into work?

Nearly half (46%) of respondents will not feel comfortable returning to the office until a vaccine is available. 

What would make you comfortable to go back into your work setting?


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