Most office workers will never return full-time, survey says

Lots of similar surveys appearing at the moment. Best that can be said is that there seems to be a polarization of views from those who say “good riddance” to commuting and those who can’t wait to get back in the office with their colleagues.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58559179

The main concern appears to be for younger, less experienced workers who often value interactions much more than more experienced employees.

More than 60% of those surveyed thought young people would struggle to progress without face-to-face contact or in-person mentoring.

As experts have pointed out, under-25s in particular were hit hard by job losses or reduced hours at the onset of the pandemic.