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TOP conducts survey on workplace choices

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The Office Pass (TOP), a neighbourhood co-working space provider, conducted a survey, titled ‘Workplace preference post-COVID’, to provide an insight into the changing needs and preferences of the workforce post-the pandemic and the nationwide lockdown.

The pandemic, said the survey, has changed the way of work forever with companies altering their models and redefining work cultures by experimenting with work-from-home as well as work-near-home. Corporates across India continue to navigate the new normal by embracing digitisation, and using a mix of remote work and work from home for uninterrupted functioning, it said further.

The survey, which was conducted among companies and their employees, brings to the forefront various challenges and opportunities employees have faced with this new mode of operation. Additionally, it focuses on employees’ willingness to work remotely from their home as well as infrastructural requirements to aid them to operate effectively, amongst others.

It was conducted over a period of two weeks across the metros in India, and analysed inputs from 250 mid to large-size companies. The survey saw participation from 70.2 pc male and 29.8 pc females, across IT sales and marketing, Human Resource, Administration, Finance, Legal and Customer Service, said a press release.

According to the findings, before COVID, 66 pc of all employees preferred going to office regularly. Preference for regular office was more among senior people (40-50 years) with 80 pc wanting regular full time office. This preference dropped to 60 pc and 69 pc in the age group of 30-40 years and <30 years respectively.

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There were about 34 pc employees, even before COVID, who were not going to office regularly. As per the survey, regular office work was more popular in larger organisations (71 pc) compared to small companies (56 pc) which were more flexible towards employee requirements.

“Companies and employees are gradually adjusting to this new normal. The survey deconstructs the employee perspective and shares critical insights that would help employers in devising effective working strategies”, said Aditya Verma, CEO and Founder The Office Pass (TOP).

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