Survey: 95% want to work from home

A report by Bain & Company and Chief Executive Women has found that 95% of employees would take up a flexible work arrangement in the next three years if it were offered by their employer. The overwhelming majority of employers also said that they had maintained or boosted productivity during the past 15 months of remote work.

The report calls on senior leaders, especially males, to embrace flexible work so that working from home and other flexible work arrangements are not just seen as a “women’s issue”:

[The report] found more than 90 per cent of managers said they maintained or improved their productivity, engagement and achievement while working from home and 80 per cent of respondents said flexibility was viewed more favourably now than before the pandemic.

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