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About 60% Professionals Willing to Switch Jobs for Work Flexibility: Survey

Indian workforce willing to have flexibility of work over salary (Image by Shutterstock/Representational)

Indian workforce willing to have flexibility of work over salary (Image by Shutterstock/Representational)

57 per cent of the workforce are ready to trade in a higher salary to do part-remote work or consider leaving the company for another job that offers them more flexible options

Nearly 60 per cent of respondents of a survey said they are ready to consider switching their jobs to seek flexible options of work from the office as well as home even if the salary is less.

As per the findings of the survey, 71 per cent of the respondents find managing teams easier in offices, 72 per cent are satisfied with networking in a physical workspace. A combined 74 per cent of the participants admitted to being unsatisfied as far as career advancements with many experiencing diminished professional growth due to continued remote work.

As much as 72 per cent of the workforce favours a hybrid work model that is a combination of working from home and working from the office premises. “57 per cent of the workforce are ready to trade in a higher salary to do part-remote work or consider leaving the company for another job that offers them more flexible options," Awfis said in a statement.

As much as 58 per cent of the workforce desired the flexibility to work from the nearest branch office and/or coworking space provided by their employer. Around 82 per cent of the respondents are comfortable with returning to the office premises with some level of flexibility, once they are vaccinated. Awfis currently has 75 centres and 40,000 seats across 11 cities.

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first published:July 02, 2021, 16:38 IST