Amid rumors, since quashed, that the U.K. government was considering giving citizens the right to work from home permanently, a June Clockwise survey found that most Gen Z workers would rather go back to the office.
Two-thirds of the under-25-year-olds surveyed by the office-space provider said they prefer to work from an office.
About 30 percent said they missed the social element of work, while about the same percentage said they found it hard to separate work and personal time when remote-working. Seventy-one percent of all office workers said that the sense of community at the workplace leads to a more productive and enjoyable working environment.
Still, while Gen Z-ers are eager to return to the office, they do not want to return to cities, according to the survey. Two-thirds of British Gen Z employees who relocated from cities during the pandemic will stay where they are, it found.
About a third of the U.K.’s total workforce relocated out of cities in 2020, while only 16 percent intend to return, the study said.