The COVID-19 pandemic brought a monumental shift in the traditional office work culture, compelling companies worldwide to adopt remote work practices that led to a hybrid work model which emerged as a transformative solution, to keep the economy in flow during the tough times. As the combination of remote work and in-office presence has become a new normal, the extensive survey of Global Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE), an estate consulting firm has some startling findings that work from office is gaining traction.
The recent survey results showed that the productivity of employees working from the office was much higher in comparison to work-from-home employees. According to the report, 80 per cent of employees working from the office have increased their personal productivity.
On the other hand, the remote employees confirmed higher stress levels and reduced job satisfaction, 70 per cent of the work-from-home employees said that they are facing stress and added that working pressure has increased. The report mentioned that 68 per cent of employees working from the office expressed that their job satisfaction level increased against 66 per cent working from home.
The CBRE report highlighted that working from their respective offices felt more connected with their colleagues, teams and other teams as well. 83 per cent of the office occupiers have said that their relationship with colleagues improved than 69 per cent of WFH employees.
Employees working from home have displayed lots of dissatisfaction and have wanted to switch more often. The report also claimed that 24 per cent of the employees working from home tend to switch as they feel dissatisfied in comparison to 52 per cent working in their office.
Vatika Business Centre CEO Vineet Tang said that working from an office provides a dedicated and professional workspace, free from the distractions and comfort-related challenges that can arise at home. In an office setting an employee can have real-time communication, quick decision-making and spontaneous brainstorming sessions which leads to more efficient problem-solving and reduces delays. He also pointed out the concerns about confidentiality and business privacy which are compromised to a large extent while employees are working from home.