Some interesting stats below thanks to @CathyLSmyth @2CirclesTelecom

-  74% of companies planning to permanently shift to more remote working post Covid

 -  45% of people desire flexible working to promote a greater work/life balance and 38% want the flexibility to work at a time that suits them 

-  The average commute in the UK is 31 minutes one way. When you consider that 61% of us commute daily, that’s a lot of time spent getting to work each week.  If full-time workers worked one day less at the office, each person would travel 1526 miles less and save £449.70 a year!

-  Aside from salary, flexibility is ranked as the most important benefit by workers with 67% of employees placing flexible working within their top five benefits. 

-  Organisations are migrating to cloud applications, so we can carry on working from where we left off, on any device, anywhere. By 2022, 55–60% of organisations will use an external service provider’s cloud managed service, up from 30% in 2018 

This article clearly highlights the benefits in flexible working for both the employer and employee.   We all by now acknowledge these benefits but also understand that it is more challenging when it comes to collaboration and of course we miss that little bit of gossip!

Technology certainly makes it possible to achieve greater flexibility at work.  I agree that a hybrid model works best going forward.