Another key element that needs to be considered when bringing employees back is their commute. Insights from our Journey to Workplace Module show a strong correlation between satisfaction with commuting and the frequency in which employees would like to commute to the office. Organisations must be aware of how the commute can impact an employee’s day. For example, the need for more parking spaces has increased in importance for employees now compared to pre-pandemic respondents.
We also found that only 4% of those with a long commute (>1 hour) spent 4-5 days in the office, compared to 35% of those with a short commute (<15 min). In this instance, a hybrid working model works well for those with a long commute, and especially those which include a third space nearer those who live further away from the workplace.
On a final but important note, this data represents aggregated data across a large dataset, and the variance between organisations needs to be considered. Although general insight benchmark data can be useful, there is no one size fits all regarding the changes that need to be applied in the workplace. When planning your workplace strategy, it is essential to assess where your workforce is compared to other organisations in your industry.
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