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Return-to-Office Employee Benchmarks

Published: 06 December 2022

Summary

This research describes benchmarks for flexible work patterns, top office uses and barriers faced when location-agnostic workers — who can complete their work remotely — use the office. HR leaders can use it to inform their hybrid work strategies.

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Key Findings
  • Seventy-four percent of employees say they are required to work on-site at least one day per week. Just 13% say they are never required to come into the office.

  • Most employees currently have a hybrid work arrangement and prefer to work remotely at least some of the time. Two-thirds prefer to work on-site at least one day per week. About a third of employees would prefer to work remotely full-time, but only about a fifth currently do so.

  • People use the office for varied reasons. Popular office uses are building relationships with colleagues and managers (38%), collaborating with others (37%),

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