Published: 2nd Nov 2020

Almost half of business leaders expect staff to split their time evenly between home and the workplace in the future, according to a new survey. The survey by CBI/Ipsos MORI published on the eve of the CBI’s annual conference shows may companies predicting the adoption of hybrid home/office working patterns, with offices themselves being used more for team building with colleagues. According to the survey, just over one quarter (28%) of businesses expect their staff to be working entirely working in an office from 2021 onwards. Almost half (47%) expect staff to split their time evenly between home and the workplace. On average, respondents expect their office space to reduce by 18% compared with the last time they were surveyed in 2019. Respondents anticipate using significantly less space for desk-based activities and client meetings. Opinion was more evenly balanced regarding other office uses, such as collaboration with colleagues, training and team-building. The research also revealed some businesses are still weighing … (To read the full article, subscribe below)