The pandemic transformed work models and catapulted the remote working model into the mainstream. It’s now close to two years that employees are working remotely and are desperate to get back to the office. A recent report by Censuswide that worked with 1108 respondents who were working remotely since the onset of the pandemic shows that every 9 out of 10 (86%) of the Indian workforce believes that a hybrid work model is essential for maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
The study has clearly highlighted that the workforce is struggling with burnouts, stress, and mental fatigue due to the remote working model. Half of the workforce has stressed the importance of work-life balance, equating them to be equally important as their salaries. The respondents state that a hybrid model would help them focus on both their personal and professional lives. 7 in 10 professionals think that remote working is negatively impacting their growth, performance, and learning. There is a clear consensus that people want to come back to the office to strike a balance, not to miss out on the watercooler conversations, fun, and outings.
The remote model is not filled with only cons, there have been respondents who said that they have been able to maintain a healthy diet, find more time to exercise, and choose their own work time and location, owing to the remote model. But the majority, 9 in 10 professionals are eagerly looking forward to coming back to the office and continuing with a hybrid model in the near future.
*Source: LinkedIn's "Future of Work" Study 2021