A recent US-based poll commissioned by the management consulting firm Eagle Hill, researched employee work preferences.
The study found that only 31% of respondents were asked by someone in their organization for their input regarding their remote and hybrid work preferences.
The Eagle Hill Consulting study also found that nearly half of the workforce (47%) say they would consider looking for a new job should their employer reduce remote and hybrid work flexibility, up from 43% just six months ago.
Of the respondents considering alternative employment opportunities if their working environment were to become office-based, 60% of Millennials and Gen-Zers were among them, whereas only one-third of boomers felt the same.
Millennials currently make up the majority of the US workforce, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, they will make up 75% of the US workforce by 2030.
According to this study, those companies rolling back on flexible working environments are stuck on implementing a return-to-office policy regardless of the potential repercussions among employees.
The research commissioned included 1,350 survey respondents from a random sample of employees across the US in October 2023.
The study comes at a time when many return-to-workplace mandates have been issued, much to many employees’ dissatisfaction.