Post-pandemic: why a hybrid working model may be most effective

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Employee perceptions differ on how often to return to work, as well as perceived risks. Image: Unsplash/Hanliang

Nicholas Bloom
Professor of Economics , Stanford University
Paul Mizen
Professor of Monetary Economics and Director, The Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics
Shivani Taneja
Research Fellow, School of Economics, University of Nottingham
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Figure 1 In 2022, how often would you like to have paid workdays at home?
The majority of people would rather be in the office all the time or not at all. Image: VoxEU
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Figure 2 Views on social distancing if a COVID-19 vaccine is approved
The majority of English workers are still anxious of the underground and crowded lifts. Image: VoxEU
Figure 3 Preferred work-from-home days
The majority of people would prefer to work from home on Mondays and Fridays. Image: VoxEU
Figure 4 Preferred work from home days for people with children, by sex
Parents would rather be at home at the start and tail of the week. Image: VoxEU
Figure 5 Difference in efficiency of videocall versus in-person meetings, by meeting size
General perceptions are that video calls are as effective as in person meetings. Image: VoxEU
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