Over half of UK workers would consider quitting if forced to return to office full time

Study finds UK workforce overwhelmingly prefers a hybrid working model  (PA Wire)
Study finds UK workforce overwhelmingly prefers a hybrid working model (PA Wire)

More than half of UK’s workers would consider finding a new job if their employer decided to enforce a return to the office full-time.

The study, of 1,900 UK workers undertaken by ADP Research Institute, showed that 63 per cent of 18–24-year-olds would consider looking for a new job if their role changed to working from the office full time.

Sixty-one per cent of 25–34-year-olds said the same, with the figure decreasing to 47 per cent among 45–54-year-olds. Overall, 59 per cent have or would start looking for a new job if their current role meant returning to the office.

Despite this, additional research, commissioned by Samsung, shows that 45 per cent of Gen Y (born 1981-2005) find work from home set ups clutter their personal space, with 39 per cent revealing their productivity has decreased since they first started work from home.

Organisational expert Lucy Mansey advises on how to declutter your work from home space.

She said: “Get products off surfaces and the floor by utilising your vertical space.

“Whether that be a pegboard for paperwork, pots to house stationery, or cleverly built shelves around a doorframe to store books and folders, using the wall space right in front of you will alleviate the clutter around you.

“Look at every area in your house, could you create an office under the stairs by carving out some space? Or even an area in between wardrobes with a little desk nestled in might double up as the perfect solution to your WFH needs.”