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In the News: Why younger workers want hybrid work most

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Springtide Research Institute was recently featured in the BBC. This article, Why younger workers want hybrid work most, is reprinted in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.

The youngest employees in the workforce are being pulled in two different directions.

On one hand, of the groups that seem most primed to work remotely indefinitely, Gen Z leads the pack. They’re digital natives who seamlessly understand new productivity tools; it’s natural for younger workers, say, to communicate via DMs or video chat, technologies that some older groups have had to catch up to learn. Working from home – or other far-flung locales – seems a natural fit for this group.

However, as some workers push to stay entirely remote for good, Gen Z is not leading the charge – instead, they’re among those looking forward to a return to the office. This isn’t wholly surprising; among many reasons, Gen Z have missed out on some of the early career-advancement opportunities, while being stuck at home during the pandemic. But, at the same time, data shows they’re not entirely keen to take to desks daily.

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