The COVID-19 pandemic has incited a sudden and dramatic social experiment — forcing millions globally to work from home. To understand how this is affecting employees now and how it might redefine the workplace in the future, HGA surveyed over 3,500 professionals across generations, from a wide range of industries, and working in various roles.
Following clues in the qualitative and quantitative data, our team of researchers and workplace strategists formed five core insights into people’s experiences, motivations, and behaviors, and translated them into key considerations for the future workplace.
- What people appreciate about working from home, and what they miss about being in the office;
- Where people prefer to work by position, and how that might impact re-entry;
- How people are adjusting to virtual work over time; and
- How the workplace may evolve in order to attract and inspire, all within a safe environment.