A large majority of U.S. adults who worked remotely at least partially in the last year hope to continue doing so at least one to two days a week 12 months from now, according to a survey by Verizon.
About 69 percent of the 3,000 workers polled in early March 2021 hope to have a so-called hybrid work option a year from now, the study showed. Only a quarter of those surveyed want to return to the office full time.
In addition, 75 percent of workers said they are more mobile when working remotely, and about two-thirds plan to travel or work from places other than their home once the pandemic has subsided, Verizon said in the report.
“The pandemic has forced all of us to face challenges we never considered. … We’ve seen the shift to digital jump ahead 5-7 years,” Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technical officer, said in a statement.