No 9 to 5 for us, thanks: workers feel right at home

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No 9 to 5 for us, thanks: workers feel right at home

Few Europeans want to return to the office, with many improving their homes to make hybrid living easier: survey

Emma Thomasson

Only 14% of European workers want to return to the office 9 to 5 and more than half say they have become more productive as a result of working from home, which has boomed amid Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions, a survey showed on Thursday.

But “hybrid working”, a mix of working at home and at the office also has its downside, with more than a quarter of respondents feeling as if they work all hours or into the night, according to the survey commissioned by Samsung Electronics and UK consultancy The Future Laboratory.

The survey of 14,000 people across Europe also indicated that 83% of workers were seeking more support from their employers to help balance their work and home lives...

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