Eight out of ten UK workers say they don’t need to be in an office to be productive.
80 per cent of workers do not think they need to be in an office to be productive and 85 per cent want the opportunity to work from home, according to research from business communications company Fuze.
The survey of 6,600 workers in the UK, Australia, Europe and North America, highlights significant demand for working away from the office, yet only 47 per cent of workers are currently allowed to work from home.
The figure drops as low as 40 per cent in North America, but rises to 55 per cent in the Netherlands.
The top three drivers for wanting to work outside of the office are: better work-life balance; being more productive; and saving time and money on a daily commute. However, despite 43 per cent of workers saying they would get more done if they worked from home, 48 per cent agreed that their employer does not provide adequate technology to do so effectively.
In Germany, 32 per cent of workers would like to work from a café, 38 per cent of Australian employees would like to work from the beach, while 18 per cent of Americans say they work from their beds on occasion. In the UK, 28 per cent of workers would like to be able to work from the pub – and 7 per cent currently do so.