A Pew Research Center Survey found that 61% of remote workers who have a company office say it’s their choice not to work from there. This is significant because the prior reason for working remotely was 38% of people said it was because their workplace was closed.
60% of remote workers say that when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, if they have the choice, would like to work from home all or most of the time.
- These are strong indicators that remote work will persist in the coming years and are inline with a previous survey which showed two-thirds of remote workers want to continue to work remotely
- The survey also found 9% of those surveyed feel pressure from their supervisor or co-workers to be in the office which correlates with reported productivity
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Up to this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has been a buoy keeping many parts of the economy afloat. We’ve seen that working from home was so successful and fears of loss of productivity were unfounded. Now we are starting to see a reactionary movement that will find it’s way into political agendas—how to get workers back in the office.