A recent survey has found that 78% of UK office workers want a more flexible work schedule to boost job satisfaction in the absence of pay increases. The survey also found that 68% would like to work from home, whilst 50% would like to travel less for work reasons.
Whilst companies have talked about creating flexible working policies for years now, the research, by TeamViewer, suggests that some UK businesses are yet to implement a clear strategy.
Around 25% of respondents in the survey never work from home, whilst a further 18% rarely work from home. Only 26% of respondents are able to choose when they want to work from home, whilst a further 22% said home-working arrangements were flexible as long as they got prior agreement from their manager.
When asked what would further improve their home working experience, 55% stated faster connectivity, whilst 51% wanted to have access to all documents as if they were based in the office. A further 33% wanted their employer to make a contribution to their utility bills.