Future of Work

How has COVID-19 reshaped the way Americans want to work?

The flexible working world was born of a frenzied reaction to a sudden crisis but has remained as a desirable job feature for millions. Image: Unsplash/Ave Calvar

André Dua

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Kweilin Ellingrud

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Phil Kirschner

Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company

Adrian Kwok

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Ryan Luby

Senior Knowledge Expert, McKinsey & Company

Rob Palter

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Sarah Pemberton

Manager, McKinsey & Company

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flexible working remote work McKinsey American Opportunity Survey Spring 2022 Americans
58% of respondents say they are able to work remotely at least one day a week. Image: McKinsey American Opportunity Survey Spring 2022

Days worked remotely per week by percentage of employed respondents with remote-work options
87% of respondents who prefer flexible working do so on one or more days per week. Image: McKinsey American Opportunity Survey Spring 2022

Remote work availability by gender, age, race/ethnicity, education level and annual income flexible working
The vast majority of those who can work from home make the most of employers' flexible working options. Image: McKinsey American Opportunity Survey Spring 2022

Availability of flexible working options by occupation
The vast majority of employed people in computer and mathematical occupations have flexible working options. Image: McKinsey American Opportunity Survey Spring 2022

A flexible working arrangement is among the top three motivators for finding a new job.
A flexible working arrangement is among the top three motivators for finding a new job. Image: McKinsey American Opportunity Survey Spring 2022

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Those working in a flexible working model were most likely to report multiple obstacles to effectively perform work.
Those working in a flexible working model were most likely to report multiple obstacles to effectively perform work. Image: McKinsey American Opportunity Survey Spring 2022
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