If you think this new phenomenon of the past couple of years of working from home is a fast-fading fad, consider this; a new survey conducted by a convulsing company called McKinsey said 58% of Americans have the option of working from home, the beach, a bar, or anywhere they want at least one day a week.
35% of US workers could stay in their jammies all week, having the option to work 100% from home if they wanted.
In other words, the COVID-19 pandemic changes that affected the workplace are permanent.
Here’s a quote from the report.
“After more than two years of observing remote work and predicting that flexible working would endure after the acute phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, we view these data as a confirmation that there has been a major shift in the working world and in society itself.”
Good luck putting the genie back in the bottle on this one. The survey discovered that 87% of American workers want to spend at least three days per week working at home. 92 million Americans have the option to work from home or remotely, and over 80 million workers are avoiding the office as much as they can.
Some jobs demand workers get off their couch, as the survey said 41% said they don’t have the option to work remotely.
Clearly, an employee’s industry plays a significant role in whether someone can work remotely. Almost 90% of people working in the computer or mathematical field have the option to work from home, while less than 30% of employees in food preparation and production have that option.