As employers are calling for a return to the office, a recent survey indicates that 39% of women would rather work from home.
Location, location, location
After more than two years of many people performing their jobs remotely, many don’t want the trend to end. While some employees, including 31% of men, embrace a return to a traditional office, others say their ideal location lies elsewhere. The data shows that 34% of employed adults prefer a home office compared to 27% of employees who list a company-provided office as their top choice. Generationally speaking, 20% of Gen Z, 35% of Millennials and 44% of Boomers all prefer to work from home.
Will WFA (work from anywhere) become the new WFH?
The survey also revealed that 26% of employees, primarily Gen Z (44%) and Millennials (30%), lean more toward a non-traditional work location with 13% preferring an outdoor area or patio, 9% using a co-working space with other businesses, and 4% going to a coffee shop to work.
Extreme commutes are out
Even if people are willing to return to the office, they don’t want to have to spend too much time getting there. More than three in five employees (66%) say they are only willing to commute a total of 30 minutes or less, with women and Boomers among those most likely to note this. Another third of workers (34%) are willing to commute more than 30 minutes to work, but very few (7%) agree to travel over an hour.
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