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- July 1, 2021: Vol. 33, Number 7

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Burned-out employees want to return to the office

by Marek Handzel

Employees who normally work in an office are experiencing an increased amount of virtual burnout and are increasingly wanting to get back to their official places of work. A JLL survey conducted by CSA Research in March 2021 of 3,317 office workers in companies with more than 100 employees, spanning all major industries and 10 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, has found 33 percent of employees do not want to work from home in the future. The figure is up from 28 percent in October 2020.

In further signs work-from-home fatigue is growing, JLL has found 61 percent of the workforce questioned in the study are craving real human interactions with colleagues, while 48 percent feel under pressure, exhausted by a massive workload at home.

The research also found work-from-home fatigue and burnout are having the biggest impact on Generation Z workers and young parents. Some 57 percent of Generation Z employees feel under pressure and are worried

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