We update you on the future of work via the Economist and their on-going survey research that hopefully reveals workplace trends. Basically we subscribe so you don't have to. Then we give you busy people a summary. So here we go....
The economist concludes that in 2022:
Out of thousands of Americans surveyed over the past 2 years the consensus seems to be that they want to work 50% of the time from home.
Their employers are less keen. BUT they accept that 1 in 5 days at home will become the new norm.
There will only be a very small number of businesses that will become "remote only".
The cities will not empty out and there will not be a wholesale of full-timers for freelancers but employment law will change the world over.
A growing percentage of employers are seeing the need to kit their staff out with remote working tools that include desks and chairs. This is good news for me :-)
Meanwhile city offices are being downsized and are being refitted to accommodate "hot desking" and to allow for personal storage such as locker systems.
One really interesting trend is that multiple surveys have shown marked increases in "worker engagement" during the pandemic.
The Economist updates their data on an on-going basis and you can be sure that we'll update you as and when we have the info.;-)