You can’t beat a good graph, and I love the story that this one tells from a US survey. ‘Improvement in personal productivity when working from home is strongly and inversely related to the desire to return to the physical workplace.’
How are we going to balance the preferences of people against the needs of the organisation? Are people really as productive working from home? Some will be, some not, for many reasons.
Many thanks to Brett M. Wells, Ph.D. of Perceptyx, Inc. for this data, and David Green for sharing it in his excellent weekly digest of the latest in people analytics.
What’s it like actually managing this new ‘choice’? I know that HR people everywhere are grappling with this operationally right now. Consultation is ongoing, but accommodating everyone’s preference is going to be impossible.
How is your organisation handling this?