Among knowledge-worker-intensive companies, there’s a big question of whether work-from home/work-from anywhere arrangements will remain in place in the post-Covid era, or whether management will get too nervous and reel everyone back into their offices. A recent survey suggests executives have seen the light when it comes to supporting at least partial remote work arrangements.
So, hybrid work arrangements are getting the green light — for now.
That’s the word from a survey of 1,500 executives released by Riverbed and Aternity, which shows that 97% are comfortable with at least some employees working hybrid for the long term. A majority, 83%, expect at least one-quarter of their workforces will be working longer term in a hybrid model. Last year at this time, only 30% of executives held this view.
Furthermore, 42% of these respondents from knowledge-worker-intensive organizations, say the majority of their workforces will be hybrid. Only 16% accepted this possibility a year ago.