As more of the population acquires immunity, employers who direct employees to return to the office for the old normal of Monday through Friday 9-to-5 may be in for a surprise. A recent PwC study revealed some fascinating data, about both what employees and executives thought a return to work should look like. From the study:
- Over half of employees (55%) would prefer to be remote at least three days a week once pandemic concerns recede
- By July 2021, 75% of executives anticipate that at least half of office employees will be working in the office. In comparison, 61% of employees expect to spend half their time in the office by July.
- Respondents with the least amount of professional experience (0-5 years) are more likely to want to be in the office more often.
No matter how you look at the data, it’s clear that employers need to be ready with a hybrid work model for most office employees. In a hybrid model, some of an employee’s work hours are in the office, and some of their work hours are at home. IT makes a hybrid workplace possible. The answers of how, when, and who may be different for each organization and each person.
Adopting a hybrid workplace may be required to maximize employee retention in a post-pandemic world. Maintaining security over data without sacrificing accessibility of the data can be tricky. Pegasus is here to help with our expertise. We are experts in many types of cloud and remote work technologies, and we never take a one-size-fits-all approach. We can help you identify which clouds and features make the most sense for you, your people, and your data.
Contact Pegasus to improve your hybrid workplace today.