Only one in every four UK workers want to go back to the office full-time, according to the latest in a succession of surveys considering the longer term impact on business models caused by the coronavirus crisis.
The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of identity management firm Okta, involved 2,000+ office workers across the UK, establishing differences about how remote working has affected London based workers compared to those in the rest of the country.
Only 31% of respondents said their productivity levels had been negatively affected, although more than half (57%) said they missed having in-person conversations with their co-workers.
And whole 54% of London workers said they missed having a separate work and living environment compared to just 34% of those living in the Midlands, 34% in Wales and 40% in Scotland.
The results also suggested an interesting distinction between public and private sector employees.
60% of public sector employees had immediate access to the hardware necessary to conduct their business remotely, with 67% having access to the required software. By comparison, 54% of private sector employees surveyed said they were equipped with the right hardware, and 59% the necessary software.