Almost 60 percent of survey respondents said they were willing to consider changing jobs to seek a flexible option of working at the office or at home, even if the pay is lower. Coworking operator Awfis has conducted a survey that offers a comprehensive assessment of how India’s working ecosystem has changed further in the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey was conducted among 1,000 Indian professionals working in different trades and industries. The survey was conducted in May and June 2021 and covers participants from seven metros. According to survey results, 71 percent of respondents find it easier to manage teams in offices, 72 percent are happy with networking in a physical workspace.
A total of 74 percent of participants admitted to being dissatisfied with career advancements, with many experiencing reduced professional growth due to continuing to work remotely. Up to 72 percent of the workforce favors a hybrid work model that combines working from home and working in offices. “57 percent of the workforce is willing to trade for a higher salary to do partial remote work or to consider leaving the company for another job that gives them more flexible options,” Awfis said. in a press release.
Up to 58 percent of the workforce wanted the opportunity to work from the nearest branch and / or coworking space provided by their employer. About 82 percent of those surveyed are comfortable returning to office premises with some level of flexibility, once vaccinated. Awfis currently has 75 centers and 40,000 headquarters in 11 cities.