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1 in 3 British Office Workers Avoid Working from Home

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

1 in 3 British Office Workers Avoid Working from Home

Nearly one-third (31.4%) of British office workers admitted that they have avoided working from home, according to a survey by Crucial, the memory and storage experts.

The survey of 2,000 British office workers found that office workers 45 years old and above have a significantly more positive view on working from home than millennials (18- to 34-year-olds) – 40% of the 45 and above age group said nothing would keep them from working from home but only 11% of millennials responded in the same way.

The most common reasons Brits avoid working from home are the lack of human interaction (21%), the inability to connect to their company’s IT system (21%), having their children at home (18%) and a slow or old home PC (18%).

Only 17% of people cited a slow internet connection as something that would stop them from working from home. Other reasons for avoiding working from home include: having to do domestic chores (17%), having noisy neighbours (13%), noisy maintenance work (11%), your other half working from home (10%), being distracted by video games (8%) and having no tea or coffee (7%) or anything to eat (5%).

More than half (51%) of the respondents said that these factors cause them stress when working from home.

The survey found that 72% of British office workers across the United Kingdom have remote working options with their employers. However, workers in Glasgow are least likely to work from home, with 43% working for a company with a policy against the practise, which is nearly double compared to other cities such as Oxford (20%), London (22%), Brighton (22%) and Birmingham (22%).


Author: Chris McColgan

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