Has the pandemic increased the desire for remote work at your organization?

We surveyed the company just to see our employees’ opinions on this. The feedback was all over the place, but one significant element is that people want to have some kind of a 50/50 share. 50% working from home and 50% actually going to the office. This also depends on how close they are to the office. For example, I live pretty far away from the office, so I love working from home. I don't really want to get to the office unless there's an actual need. Because our office is in San Francisco, it’s better for people who are in and around the Bay Area to get to the office.

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We surveyed the company just to see our employees’ opinions on this. The feedback was all over the place, but one significant element is that people want to have some kind of a 50/50 share. 50% working from home and 50% actually going to the office. This also depends on how close they are to the office. For example, I live pretty far away from the office, so I love working from home. I don't really want to get to the office unless there's an actual need. Because our office is in San Francisco, it’s better for people who are in and around the Bay Area to get to the office.
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I've been working from home for the past 3.5+years. But in general, we're running a skeleton crew in branches. People still want their money, and so we've got to be able to give it to them. I also offered a stipend for people who had to go into the office and into the branches. So you got a bump in pay during the pandemic for that. I think that a lot of people in the organization enjoy working from home. But, there are some pitfalls for it and you need to manage work and personal life much differently than pre-pandemic.
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We haven’t found that more people want to come back to the office. The people who want to go back are the same people who wanted to go back this whole time, at least from what I've seen.
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We're professional services. Most of our people travel four days a week. We're used to 50/50 working from home anyway, but we have a headquarters office in Tampa that's got our training room. We always bring people in there for strategy meetings and things like that. About a year ago, we were going to sign a deal with Regus to establish some virtual office pods in different places where we get a decent number of people, but we have pumped the brakes on that.
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Absolutely.
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As a company we started remote and we're likely to stay remote. We're looking at a combination of Wework (ish) and regular company gatherings in agreed locations.
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Our company used to have a high percentage remote and in about 2015 the CEO mandated a 100% back in the office.  A few people quit, a few were laid off for not coming back to the office.    And the CEO has reiterated 100% in the office once COVID is over.   However every employee I know well enough to get truly honest answers from wants remote work to remain.
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YES
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Absolutely
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Yes - the desire, the ability and the mindset. All three are needed together the pandemic has given all three.
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Absolutely, after a year of working completely remote we are starting to ask why we are paying for electricity, air conditioning, rent.. how much office space do we actually need?
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It has been a must for us to continue working remotely
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More than remote work, it is about flexible hours. The question should be whether the employee is most productive at home or in the office.
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