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.
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.