86% Professionals Believe Hybrid Work Is Essential For Work Life Balance: Report
About 9 in 10 (86%) professionals think that hybrid work will positively impact their work-life balance, according to LinkedIn 'Future of Work' Study 2021.
The 'Future of Work' perception study by research firm Censuswide that focused on the insights of 1,108 respondents in the age group of 16 to 68, who have worked from home during the pandemic due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The survey captures the sentiment of the Indian workforce towards the impact of remote work, their plans to return to work, and work model preferences for the future.
The study dives deep to understand how working remotely is leading to burnout amongst professionals in India and leaving them hopeful for an office reboot. Top findings of the survey reveal that 86% of professionals in India believe that a hybrid work model will help them strike the right balance between their personal and professional lives.
With a majority of professionals continuing to work remotely, conversations of burnout have increased dramatically across the workforce. The study shows that 1 in 3 professionals in India is burnt out due to increased workload (35%) and stress (34%) while working remotely in India. To shelter from such distressing times, professionals are prioritizing their well-being and finding ways to strike the right balance. In fact, half of India's workforce believes that work-life balance (52%) is just as important as their salary (52%) today.
Looking into the future, the Indian workforce is convinced that a hybrid work model can alleviate their distress and help them disconnect. The study shows that nearly 9 in 10 (86%) respondents think that hybrid work will positively impact their work-life balance. When asked why, 48% stated that a hybrid model would allow them to spend equal time on their personal goals and professional lives.