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Survey: most employees expect workplace changes

(photo courtesy of Relocation Strategies)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – A recent survey from Indianapolis-based Relocation Strategies found that the majority of employees expect to work more from home, while most business leaders still don’t know how to adapt their workplace to the “new” normal, or don’t think they need to change it at all. The survey, which includes data from 215 respondents, seeks to understand how businesses are coping with new “back to work” rules and expectations.

The survey was conducted the week of June 8 and polled employers and employees in multiple industries and businesses regarding their current “back to work” status.

“Business leaders are uncertain about their options,” said Melissa St. John, chief executive officer of Relocation Strategies. “So we launched this survey to help understand the situation with data.”

Respondents answered three questions about their perception regarding productivity at home. Some of the key results from the survey include:

  • 23% indicate that employees felt less productive, 32% indicate that employees reported a higher productivity working from home, and 45% said that productivity stayed the same.
  • 43% of employees would want to work in the office 3 days a week, while 29% would like to work from home all the time.
  • While 49% of respondents believe that offices could stay the same, 16% believe the size of the office needs to be reduced, and 35% are not sure what kind of change is necessary.

“Companies are bringing their employees back slowly and the future is all over the board with different businesses and employees with varied situations,” added St. John.

You can find a summary of the survey results below: