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Overwhelming Majority Of Workers Want To Retain Some Form Of Remote Working.

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That's according to an NUIG study.

95 percent of workers want to keep some form of working from home, with fewer than 5 per cent looking to return to the office full-time.

An NUI Galway survey of over 6,400 people found more than half would like to work remotely several times a week, while around a third wish to fully work from home.

Just under half of managers say there's no difference managing their team remotely, compared to on-site, with 44 per cent reporting more difficulty leading remote teams.

NUI Galway School of Business and Economics Professor Alma McCarthy says employees see real benefits to remote working:

Three-quarters of organisations surveyed haven't decided how their teams will operate once the pandemic is over.

Peter Cosgrove, a future of work expert, says many employers simply aren't prepared for staff working from home long-term:

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