Future Forum examined employee and manager perspectives on productivity, sense of belonging, and preferred ways of working.
A survey of 10,818 knowledge workers in the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. was conducted from January 27, 2022 – February 21, 2022.
Key findings include:
- Full-time in-office workers posted 2x as steep a decline in work-life balance, compared to flexible (hybrid and remote) workers.
- Full-time in-office workers reported 1.5x worsening work-related stress and anxiety compared to remote workers.
- 46% of working parents reported “I am worried that working remotely most or all of the time is negatively affecting my career trajectory” compared to 34% of non-parents.
- Compared to executives, non-executives’ work-life balance scores are now 40% worse than their bosses, declining at five times the rate of executives over the previous quarter.
- Workers with little to no ability to set their own work hours are 2.6x as likely to look for a new job in the coming year, compared to those with schedule flexibility.