Canberra (Australia) | The corona crisis has already caused many employees to move temporarily to the home office. But what is the role of the home office in the world of work in general? The Gitlab platform surveyed 3,000 professionals from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. According to their survey, 52% of the Australian respondents, or approximately half, believe that employee retention can be improved for companies by granting home offices. The majority (58%) of respondents believe that employees could imagine leaving their current company if they had the option to work from home elsewhere. The benefits for employees are that they can save time and money on commuting, which they use for family, exercise, rest or longer working hours, according to the survey. In any case, 82% of the 3,000 respondents believe that the future of work lies in telecommuting and the home office. Under such a constellation, digital communication channels, but also digital learning, play an important role.
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