There are execs and cons of working from residence

As much as workers have enjoyed the benefits of teleworking, many would not mind getting back to the office as soon as possible.

After a year of working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak, employees are mostly missing out on personal conversations. This emerges from a current report by the management consultancy Seyfarth at Work.

Lunch and happy hours with colleagues, more daily structure and fewer interruptions from children were also the top priorities in the survey of more than 500 workers Businesses of all sizes conducted between January and February.

“People loved the collaborative feeling of being in one place with colleagues,” said Philippe Weiss, President of Seyfarth at Work.

“What was surprising was that as many as 16% said they missed the commute,” noted Weiss.

This is the moment when they can switch in and out of the work day, he said, underscoring the loss of the boundaries between work and home over the past year.

“What the pandemic has crystallized is that everyone is looking at their own work and families and how the two are related,” he added.

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There is already a lot of discussion about who has to return to the office and when.

According to a separate survey by the Pew Research Center, more than half of employees said that given the option, they would like to continue working from home even after the coronavirus crisis has subsided at least temporarily.

In the future, many companies have announced that they will introduce a flexible weekly schedule, according to another report by the Conference Board.

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