Anxious Britons happy to wait for return to the office
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May 14, 2020
Anxious Britons happy to wait for return to the office

Fearing for their safety and having adjusted to WFH life, the majority of Britons are happy to wait to go back to the office, a UK study has shown. Employers would do well to be cautious about bringing their workers back and carefully consider more flexible working options when they do so.

As the UK begins to ease lockdown restrictions, the return to work has been a hot topic. However, research by StarLeaf finds that 57% of people working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak are happy to wait until at least mid-June before returning to their office. A further 23% would like to wait until mid-July at the very least before heading back. Indeed, people are not just getting used to working from home, but actively enjoying it. In fact, once lockdown is lifted, 60% of people would like to work from home more often than they did before, with two-thirds of people saying they would like to work from home 2-3 days a week and a quarter only wanting to go in one day.