Current Global Hybrid Working Trends
Across the USA and Western Europe, 73% of offices were open in February 2022, compared to 53% the previous year. Yet only 9% of employees were based in their offices full-time. As mass markets work from home across multiple regions, future working practices are becoming clearer.
A wider range of locations are coming into play. It’s no longer a straight choice between the home or the office, with 41% of employees regularly working from places like cafes, libraries and co-working spaces. These locations also help to fulfil people’s needs for in-person interaction during the day, a function traditionally provided by the office environment.
Consumer-oriented and retail channels are also playing a bigger part in the enterprise supply chain. Even where companies are ultimately paying for equipment, in a high proportion of cases employees are choosing and purchasing the products.
This 157-page home working survey report builds on Futuresource Consulting’s first market research ‘work from home’ study, carried out in 2021. The original survey aimed to establish the equipment that was being used to facilitate remote work, how it was being used - and who paid for it. Attitudes to remote work and plans for returning to centralised locations, such as offices, were also included.
Now, two years into this unprecedented experiment in remote work, millions of people are still spending at least part of their time working from home. At the same time, company policy and the technology used for remote working continue to evolve.
This year’s WFH market survey reflects the evolution, as enforced home working has given way to a hybrid work pattern of remote and office-based work.
Containing analysis based on 1,500 interviews carried out across Western Europe and the USA in February 2022, this report provides a strategic framework for any enterprise with interests in how technology is being adopted and used in the new hybrid world of work.
| 157-page comprehensive PDF report
| Executive summary
| Changes to working patterns
| Working spaces and adoption of technology
| Cost of setting up home offices
| Changes made to, and satisfaction with, home working setups
| Headsets for working from home
| Video conferencing solutions
| Applications of and attitudes to Virtual Reality
| Voice control technology
Full country profiles
| Accompanying Excel spreadsheets
| Behaviours surrounding hybrid working across the USA, France, Germany and the UK
| Differences between small, medium, large and largest enterprises
| Attitudes of more than 1,500 employees who have worked from home at least some of the time during the past year
Futuresource has been carrying out specialist primary market research for more than 30 years, uncovering strategically significant insights and trends. This publication is one in a series of research reports, produced to provide businesses with a fully rounded view of the commercial market.
Any business operating within the enterprise technology space will benefit from this report, particularly:
| Manufacturers and their suppliers
| Intermediaries and supply chain
| Enterprise technology market strategists, marketing and sales professionals
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