Most employees want a flexible work approach after the health crisis ends and workers begin to return to the office, a study released by McKinsey & Company found.
Fifty-two percent of workers surveyed by the management-consulting firm desire a hybrid work model, balancing virtual and in-person work. About 30 percent of employees said they would seek other employment if work flexibility options weren’t offered.
More than 50 percent of employees want to work remotely at least three days a week, the survey showed. Those figures are highest among parents with children under the age of 18.
In addition, 49 percent of those polled said they are feeling “somewhat” burned out partly due to the lack of clear communications about the future of their post-pandemic work, it found.
Employees are seeking a better work-life balance, more flexibility and positive implications for both work and personal well-being from permanent remote/hybrid work, the survey said.
McKinsey polled 5,043 full-time employees who work in government or corporate settings. It was conducted from December 2020 through January 2021.