Voice of the Employee

Key Research Findings: Flexible work is the future:

  • Almost three quarters of respondents to the survey (73 per cent) think that their company has a good flexible work policy in place
  • Two thirds (66 per cent) would feel comfortable asking their manager if they could work more flexibly
  • Those between the ages of 25 – 44 and working outside of London were mostly likely to feel comfortable asking their manager for flexible work options
  • Almost six in ten (58 per cent) said that they would take advantage of the opportunity to spend less time in an office environment
  • The 55+ age group were more likely to take advantage of working away from the office than those between the ages of 18 – 24
  • Those living outside of London were more likely to take advantage of not working in an office environment
The implications of flexible work:
  • 60 per cent of respondents believe technology can replace in-person interaction in the workplace
  • Two thirds (66 per cent) of those polled say that they do not worry about the safety of company data when working remotely
  • Distractions were the greatest challenges when working from home (31per cent), followed by fixing IT problems (30 per cent), getting hold of colleagues (28 per cent), and feeling isolated (25 per cent)
  • The greatest distractions when working from home were television (30 per cent), household appliances e.g. dishwasher, washing machine (24 per cent), and household chores (20 per cent)