Future State of Remote Work
A recent study conducted by Gallup found that as pandemic-related restrictions have eased, so has the prevalence of fully remote work for “remote-capable” employees. With Gallup estimating 70M+ full-time employees in the US capable of working remotely, and the current tightness in the labor market, how companies define the “workplace” may be a key differentiator in their efforts for attracting and motivating talent into the future.
Some takeaways from the study:
1. 60% of surveyed remote-capable employees want a long-term hybrid work environment.
2. Companies with employees who don’t work in their preferred location have significantly lower employee engagement, alongside higher burnout and unwanted turnover.