The Dutch want to continue to work from home on a structural basis – the main reasons are less travel time and more flexible working hours

Most Dutch people who currently work from home want to continue doing this after the corona epidemic. A large study that the Coalition Anders Reizen presented on Tuesday states that the average employee who works at home prefers to spend at least half of their working time at home.

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More than six thousand workers have been questioned in recent months for the survey, which was carried out by I&O Research. Discussions were also held with directors and directors of 32 large companies.

The most important reasons for working from home are savings on travel time and the possibility to be more flexible with working hours. More than a third of those surveyed also say it is better to work from home.

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Contact with colleagues is the main reason for two-thirds of the respondents to go to work at least a few days a week. 38 percent also enjoy being away from home for a while and 22 percent think they can exert more influence at work. 10 percent think it’s better for the career.

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By giving employees the opportunity to work from home in the future, employers can make a major contribution to reducing CO2 emissions, states the Coalition Anders Reizen. In addition, workers also indicate that they want to go to work more by public transport, by bicycle or on foot. About 80 large organizations are represented in the coalition.

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