Bloomberg/BusinessWeek is reporting that even when employees get the all clear to return to their offices, many won’t even be returning to their jobs if they don’t have a work from home option. 

“If anything, the past year has proved that lots of work can be done from anywhere, sans lengthy commutes on crowded trains or highways. Some people have moved. Others have lingering worries about the virus and vaccine-hesitant colleagues.”

A May survey of 1,000 U.S. adults showed that 39% would consider quitting if their employers weren’t flexible about remote work. The generational difference is clear: Among millennials and Gen Z, that figure was 49%, according to the poll by Morning Consult on behalf of Bloomberg News.

The article concedes that it’s too early to tell what the post-pandemic workplace will look like. 

CoreNet Global’s own research is clear; it projects that workers will spend about 1/2 of the week at the office, with the remainder of the week spent working from home or a remote location.