Two thirds (66%) of respondents believe they are most productive when based in the office, compared to 26% who feel they are most productive when working from home, according to research by office interior design organisation Peldon Rose.
Its survey of 611 UK employees also found that 45% of respondents feel disconnected from their organisation when working from home.
The research also found:
- 40% of respondents feel less motivated when working remotely.
- 50% of respondents find that working remotely can make them feel stressed.
- 43% of respondents believe that working remotely can cause them to feel isolated or lonely, and 53% can feel disconnected from colleagues.
- 69% of respondents believe that having quiet zones to concentrate are important for increasing productivity in the workplace, and 67% find informal break-out areas helpful.
Jitesh Patel (pictured), chief executive at Peldon Rose, said: “The survey findings reveal that the remote working trend has come full circle. Office workers are clearly seeing the personal and professional benefits of working alongside colleagues and the drawbacks of isolated working, and they are virtually and physically returning to the office.”