McKinsey surveyed 25,000 Americans. Some care should be taken with the conclusions, as this is an online survey, and may underrepresent “people with lower incomes, less education, people living in rural areas, or people aged 65 and older”.
However, the results are still informative:
- 58% can work from home at least one day a week (35% of the respondents have the option to work from home 5 days a week).
- Of those who can work from home, 87% are doing so.
Notably, of those looking for a job, the top reasons were pay and career opportunities, which were more important than the number three reason of working remotely.
Beyond these top three, it’s a great reminder that leaders need to focus on creating purpose and building a great team to keep their high performers.