82% Indian IT Employees Miss Their Office & Wish To Quit Working From Home (Survey)

82% Indian IT Employees Miss Their Office & Wish To Quit Working From Home (Survey)
82% Indian IT Employees Miss Their Office & Wish To Quit Working From Home (Survey)

According to a recent report by real estate company, JLL, the employees who have been working from home due to virus spread are now missing working in their offices. 

Why Would This Happen?

Over 82 percent of office employees surveyed in India for this Asia Pacific report.

They said that the lack of personal interaction is the primary reason they miss their workplaces. 

Around 66 percent of the surveyed employees have transitioned into work from home arrangements due to pandemic.

According to CEO and country head (India), JLL, Ramesh Nair, “Employees across India have successfully transitioned to remote working, but our interactions also suggest that many now crave the office environment’s cultural and human experience. It is becoming clearer that the office is here to stay, but greater acceptance of remote working will force a new workplace model for many corporations regionally,”.

What Would Employees Prefer?

Over 1,500 employees at major corporations in five Asia Pacific markets have participated in this survey.

Out of them, around 61% of India-based professional’s desire to return to the office outpaces the regional average. 

While, both in India and across the Asia Pacific employees shown interest saying they would favor a hybrid model combining more flexible work arrangements in the future.

Moreover, regionally, 81 percent of millennials strongly agreed that they felt technology-ready, and while 52 percent feel that they were more productive working from home. 

On the other hand, some also mentioned that could not afford accommodation with space and amenities vital for working from home.

When asked about their confidence in their company’s future, India aced with 86 percent of employees being confident of the company’s future, versus 65 percent for the Asia Pacific region.

Apart from this, the respondents also believe that employers have a responsibility to enhance a sense of optimism, be it be their teams working from home or office.

Also, should help in enhancing human performance and productivity wherever their workers are.

Key Features While Considering Hybrid Model

1. As it seems, the office space will continue to hold its importance, in most instances as it provides the optimal working environment.

2. The offices will be reimagined as social hubs as they provide a culture that can’t be replicated via remote working and serves as a social hub for employees to connect on common goals, purpose and vision.  

3. It seems the Future footprint will facilitate choices and flexibility as it gives greater flexibility and control on their personal and professional lives. 

The chief economist and head – Research & REIS, India, JLL, Dr Samantak Das said “Offices will continue to play a central role in defining company culture, creating a shared purpose, and meeting employee needs for personal and professional fulfillment. However, COVID-19 will impact how the office looks and feels, as hybrid models comprising flexible work arrangements become mainstream,”.

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