71 Percent Employees Prefer Remote Work Over Promotions

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According to an Ivanti survey on the Future of Work, around 71% of employees would rather work from home than be promoted.

Only 30% of male IT respondents said remote work had negative consequences on them, but 70% of female IT respondents said it had. Furthermore, many employees are suffering from the loss of personal connections with coworkers (9%), as well as being expected to work longer hours than when they were in the office (6%).

The survey also revealed a further gender disparity, with nearly 56% of female respondents saying remote work had negatively impacted their mental health, compared to 44% of men.

“Ivanti’s research shows that the remote work experience for both office workers and IT professionals varies across gender lines. More men than women report being passed over for a promotion. Women, however, are expected to work longer hours, but have benefitted the most overall from the flexibility that remote work brings. This shift in employee experience cannot be ignored.”Meghan Biro, Founder and CEO, Talent Culture

What Else Did The Report Show?

Work Model Preferences:

42% prefer a hybrid model of work
30% prefer to work from home permanently

Remote Work Benefits:

Time savings – 48%
Better work/life balance – 43%
Flexible work schedule — 43%

Drawbacks of remote work:

Lack of interaction with colleagues — 51%
Not being able to collaborate or communicate effectively — 28%
Noise and distractions – 27%


24% respondents left their job in the past
28% considering leaving in the next 6 months
24% stated they would quit if their employer enforced a full-time return to the office policy

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