Citrix® Survey Reveals Major Divide on Return to Office
More than half of global employees prefer flexibility in when and where they work and will leave jobs to get it
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –May 17, 2022 – Offices around the world continue to open for business, and while many companies expect employees will eventually return full time, new research suggests this isn’t likely to happen. According to a global survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), employees are divided on how they want to work going forward. But one thing is clear: the majority enjoy the flexibility they’ve been given to work from anywhere and are willing to leave jobs to maintain it. Of 6,500 workers polled in ten countries, 57 percent prefer hybrid work, and 69 percent will ditch their current positions if it isn’t an option.
“Employees have seen the positive impact flexible work can have on everything from engagement and productivity to work-life balance, mental health and the environment,” said Traci Palmer, Vice President of People and Organization Capability, Citrix. “And they are looking to employers to embrace it and invest in tools and processes that empower them to work when, where and how they work best,”
The flexible work model is in full effect. Of those employees surveyed in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Japan:
“Work today is not a place,” Palmer said. “It’s about where employees get their best work done, and that can be at home, in the office, on the road and anywhere in between.”
Every employee is different, and companies need to recognize and accommodate their unique wants and needs if they hope to attract and retain the people they need to support their business. For instance, many respondents to the Citrix-OnePoll survey want to work from home at least part of the time for the following reasons:
Other respondents indicated they would like to head to the office at least once a week for the following reasons:
In addition to where they work, employees who participated in the Citrix-OnePoll survey also want flexibility in when they work.
“Giving employees the flexibility to match their work environment and schedules to the outcomes they are trying to deliver gives them the space to succeed,” Palmer said.
And if the Citrix-OnePoll survey is any indication, companies will need to do it if they hope to attract and retain the talent they need to move their business forward. As the numbers reveal:
“Hybrid work is the foundation on which the future of work will be built, and companies that recognize this and put processes and technologies in place to support it can cultivate the flexible, agile and empowered workforce they need to innovate and grow,” Palmer said.
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