The balance between office and home-working
For many years companies and public organisations, across multiple sectors, have been looking at business models to incorporate a balance between office and home-working for their employees to offer a better work/life balance and to reduce real estate costs. Progress had been slow whilst executives considered the many challenges – productivity, management, motivation, collaboration, technology were all important considerations.
Roll-on to 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic and it is estimated that the process has been accelerated by at least twenty years.
Pre-pandemic it was estimated that between 15% and 18% of employees worked remotely fully or part-time.
Figures vary however it is estimated that these, depending on sector, will increase to 35% - 40% post pandemic.