In a new survey released by FlexJobs, 96% of workers believe a remote or hybrid work arrangement would be best for their mental health.
The Work Insights Survey has provided valuable insights into the changing landscape of the workplace and the experiences of working professionals.
Additionally, Remote work has had a positive impact on mental health, with a significant majority of people feeling supported and successful working in some form of remote job. The survey also stated that many professionals have benefits experienced through remote work. Nearly 56% said having a remote job has improved or would “definitely” improve their mental health.
Additionally, 96% of respondents shared that a remote or hybrid working arrangement would best support their mental health. The is a breakdown of where respondents cited their mental health as being best supported:-
- 47% Remote only/completely working from home
- 24% Hybrid/mostly remote (occasional in-office)
- 17% Hybrid/remote (2-3 days in-office)
- 8% Hybrid/mostly in-office (occasional remote)
- 4% In-office/no remote work
The impact commuting has on mental health and stress levels:
- 29% Impacts stress levels enormously
- 29% Impacts stress levels a lot
- 29% Impacts stress levels a little
- 13% Doesn’t impact stress levels
Moreover, 95% of workers want some form of remote work, whether hybrid or fully remote. It’s also no surprise that more women (58%) than men (42%) prefer fully remote work environments. The data below breaks it down more specifically.
- 54% Want to work fully remote
- 41% Want hybrid arrangements
- 5% Want to work in-office full-time
Moreover, Overall, working professionals see remote work as positively impacting their career development.
- 30% Positive impact on career progression
- 28% No impact on career progression
- 22% Unsure of the impact
- 20% Negative impact on career progression
FlexJobs conducted the survey and included results from over 5,600 people From May 3, 2023, to May 21, 2023.