Remote workers growing tired of remote working?

For years, working from home was considered a job perk many people wanted from their employers.  Now, after being home for so long, many remote workers are eager to get back into the office.  What’s behind this change in attitude?

Yep.  It’s true.  We always want what we can’t have.  For a while, working from home was what many office workers dreamed of.  But it turns out that remote workers are growing tired of working remotely.  Now that so many people have been home since early Spring, we find ourselves fantasizing about cubicles and elevators, again.  

An ongoing IBM Institute for Business Value study of global consumers found that in July, 80% of workers said they wanted to continue working from home on a part-time basis.  That number fell to 67% in August.  And of those, only 50% said they wanted to work from home full time, which was down 15% from the month prior.

So what’s driving people’s desire to return to the office?

  • Mental health
  • Human contact (hello, office mates!)
  • Boost in productivity

As compared to the reasons of those who prefer to work from home:

  • Mental health
  • Save time on commute
  • Reduction in work expenses

Which category would you fall in?

Have a thought? Tell us!