Now that about 51% of Americans have gotten the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, many businesses are working on how to bring their employees back to the workplace.
The pandemic had a big impact on many businesses. Not only were they forced to adopt a work-from-home culture, many had to find ways to innovate faster to keep serving their customers.
As far as working from home it’s effectiveness has become a topic of much discussion.
Accenture found that 83% of workers want a hybrid arrangement when they go back to the office. And 84% would like to work from a third space (coworking, flexible office) and don’t mind paying out of pocket for it.
A hybrid solution seems to be what many businesses are turning to. Allowing their employees to work from home 1 or 2 days a week with the rest of the days at the office.
Even though working at home has its advantages, many people are turning to coworking spaces to get a break from kids and/or pets.
What worries working parents is that children currently cannot get vaccinated. So if they are sharing their flexible workspace with unvaccinated coworkers they could potentially bring the virus home.
At the same time, a home office may not be an option for many. More so during the summer when their kids are at home all the time.
Certainly, getting the majority of employees vaccinated will make returning to the office an easier process for parents.