The survey reflects the opinions of 209,000 participants across 190 countries
According to a new study by Boston Consulting Group and The Network, 89% of people said their preference in the future will be for a job that allows them to work from home at least occasionally.
The report has found that the majority of people prefer a hybrid model, with 2 or 3 days a week from home and the rest in the office. Not only those in digital, knowledge, and office jobs who want more workplace flexibility on a permanent basis. Study participants who have jobs that require the handling of physical goods, or contact with clients, expressed a desire for setups that would allow them to work remotely at least occasionally.
Nevertheless, only a relatively small proportion of workers—1 in 4—would switch to a completely remote model if they could.
In fact, the enthusiasm for fully remote work is particularly low in developed countries. Fully remote is the preference of only 7% of people in Denmark and 8% of people in Switzerland and France, for example. There is more of an interest in fully remote work in developing countries. Indeed, over 40% of people in the Philippines and parts of Africa say they would be willing to work from home permanently.
Falling outside the pattern of developed- and developing-country attitudes are the US and China. 35% of Americans say they would be happy to do their jobs 100% from home. On contrary, only 8% of Chinese workers say they would be willing to work from home full time.
We’ve reported that 1 in 5 Americans changed their banks amid pandemic.