After over a year of working from home, many people are dreading the idea of going back to the office full time, and are hoping to work out some sort of hybrid home-office arrangement. But many of those people may be really disappointed because a new survey suggests most companies are not going to be down with that idea.
A new Robert Half survey finds:
- Most major companies expect a full return to the office once the pandemic ends.
- In fact, 71% of companies surveyed said once all COVID restrictions are lifted they will require employees to be on site full-time.
- Only 16% plan to let employees divide time between the office and another location
- And 12% plan to give staff freedom to choose where they want to work.
- Boston is the city most likely open to hybrid work setups (45%), followed by San Francisco (38%) and Philadelphia (37%).
- Marketing companies are also more likely to be open to hybrid work situations (30%), followed by finance (28%).
As for why some companies are against hybrid work setups, they site challenges like:
- Communicating effectively with team members (22%)
- Trusting employees to get work done (20%)
- Gauging workloads and helping staff avoid burnout (20%)
- Effectively recognizing and rewarding employee accomplishments (20%)
- Finding time for team development (19%)