According to a recent study by LinkedIn – majority of professionals in India prefer hybrid work style and believe that it can bring back work-life balance.
The ‘Future of Work’ perception study done by research firm Censuswide was launched by LinkedIn whose major focus is on the insights of 1,108 respondents belonging to the age group of 16 to 68, who due to Covid-19 restrictions have worked from home during the pandemic.
The survey further focuses on the mindset of the Indian workforce towards the impact of work from home, their plans to return to work, and work model preferences for the future.
As majority of professionals continue to work remotely, conversations related to burnout have increased much across the workforce, as stated by the report.
According to the study, when working from home, one in three professionals in India reported being burnt out due to increased workload (35 per cent) and stress (34 per cent).
Post the pandemic, professionals are now prioritizing their well-being and want to strike the right work – life balance. They the right balance can be brought about by hybrid work. 48 per cent supported hybrid model and said that it would allow them to spend equal time on their personal goals and professional lives.
Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager, LinkedIn stated that “Long-term remote work has made a huge impact on professionals in India. It has caused a shift in the idea of what is important in our lives and has led to what we call ‘The Great Talent Reshuffle’. Organizations are forced to think about their entire work models, culture, and values, while employees are rethinking not just how they work, but why they work.
He added that they would encourage companies to adopt & avail stronger flexible offerings and more mental health time off, as professionals are now seeking a greater balance and more fulfilment in their lives.
Professionals in India are eager to go back to the office whether the work module is hybrid or not. 46 per cent of Indian professionals want to go back to the office full time as it makes them feel more productive and successful in a workplace setting.
According to the study, 72 per cent professionals think working from home would negatively impact their career growth whereas 55 per cent said their professional learnings had already taken a severe hit.
71 per cent professionals believe that those who choose to work from the office are favored more by bosses or leaders, 89 per cent think working from office will aid to their finances.
93% of the professionals said that working remotely has had a positive impact on their health.