Survey Says Remote Work Is Preferred Over In-Office Work By Women

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According to a new poll by Mercer Canada, more over half of male respondents (52%) stated working remotely had resulted in shorter workdays, but just 40% of female respondents said the same.

Compared to 63 percent of women, nearly three-quarters of males (73%) felt empowered to take as much time off as they wanted as long as they met their goals.

Female respondents also reported feeling less energetic than male respondents, citing burnout from the coronavirus outbreak and workload as reasons. Male respondents, on the other hand, blamed burnout on a lack of perceived justice and a sense of community.

When it comes to flexible working, males are more inclined than women (55%) to choose going back to work (48 per cent). In addition, 67 percent of males say that more work gets done in an office than 53 percent of women.

In comparison to just over half of male executives, two-thirds of female leaders are concerned that top talent will not return to in-person employment. While female executives rated nurturing diversity, equity, and inclusion as the most essential workplace practice, male executives emphasised the importance of re-skilling opportunities.

Compared to 27% of male executives, a third of female executives (34%) believe they haven’t made much headway in developing a DEI enterprise. In 2022, just two-fifths of male CEOs expect to spend in monitoring for discriminatory algorithms and grading systems.

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