40% of Aussies Would Quit if No WFH
Australians are eager to see their workmates, but not for the whole week, according to a survey conducted by Emburse, a global leader in spend management solutions. The research aimed to better understand what office-based employees want most in the post-pandemic workplace.
Just 29% wanted to stay on a fully-remote schedule, although only 17% would like to return to the office full time. What would encourage them to do it? Getting a three-day weekend, and lunch on the company topped the list. Almost 65% said that they’d be happy to work in-office on a Wednesday, which was more than double the 31% willing to come in on Fridays.
Survey respondents were office-based before COVID, and the data revealed an interesting shift in their working preferences. The divide was split even further by age group. While the overall majority of those surveyed would prefer a hybrid working schedule, given the choice, it was most desired by the youngest workers – those aged 18-34 (62%). Remote work was the top choice among 35-54-year-olds (33%), while those aged 55-64 favoured being in the office full time (31%).
Access the following link for further insights and key findings of the survey on the preferred working style.