What’s in store for remote work in 2022

A roundup of recent research distills 2021’s big workplace trends—and crystallizes the benefits of offering flexible arrangements to employees.

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2022 remote work trends

As we head into 2022, many companies are still scrambling to thread the needle on productivity, collaboration, culture and worker well-being.

There are big questions to grapple with:

There are no easy answers here. But if you’re basing protocols and policies on employee feedback, “flexibility” appears to be the byword for 2022.

What the data reveals 

According to a recent FlexJobs survey, 97% of workers want some form of remote work post-pandemic. Fifty-eight percent of those respondents want to be fully remote, and 39% would prefer a hybrid work arrangement. The data shows a clear preference for flexibility moving forward—and it hammers home the many benefits afforded by remote work offerings.

Sara Sutton, CEO of FlexJobs, elaborates on those benefits:

“From improved mental health and better work-life balance to increased job satisfaction, the majority of employees have responded very favorably to remote work, with many now strongly inclined to pursue a permanent remote career.”

Brie Reynolds, career development manager at FlexJobs, adds:

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