Many organizations have opted to allow employees to work remotely with a good portion of organizations adapting to the new normal following the pandemic.
If organizations do not allow for remote work all the time, a hybrid option is another option that gives employees the chance to telework from home two days out of the week and shows up in person to the office for example.
A survey from MSH, a global consulting firm polled 1,023 people in September 2022 about the differences between different generations about how remote work and higher pay correlated.
The pandemic affected employees and their day-to-day routines and what made people happy about their jobs MSH founder and chief executive officer, Oz Rashid said in an SHRM article.
There have been some challenges with people who transitioned into working remotely such as feelings of isolation at home and from not being around other workers in their organizations.
A shared sentiment among 90% of executives that were surveyed said that the organizational culture and connection could use improvement for their remote workers and approximately 70% of their workers feel there is a lack of socialization when working remotely according to SHRM.
One employee, Tim Hirzel who worked from home in Quincy, Mass., during the pandemic acclimated to the new normal and was excited about going back to work in an office in a recent New York Times article.
“The feeling of being in a room with three or four people and a whiteboard, it’s amazing,” he said. “You can see people’s body language; you can hash it out.”
Even before the pandemic happened, there were some organizational trends that both remote and hybrid work options were increasing. From January 2019 to December 2019, approximately 12% of workers in the United Kingdom worked from home one day in the previous week and around 5% worked from home most of the time according to the UK Parliament.