More home working is likely to be a permanent fixture for a majority of businesses, according to a study.
A survey of just under 1,000 firms by the Institute of Directors (IoD) shows that 74% plan on maintaining the increase in home working.
More than half planned on reducing their long-term use of workplaces.
A smaller survey of bosses whose firms had already cut workplace use suggested 44% of them thought working from home was proving “more effective”.
“Remote working has been one of the most tangible impacts of coronavirus on the economy. For many, it could be here to stay,” said Roger Barker, director of policy at the IoD.
“Working from doesn’t work for everyone, and directors must be alive to the downsides. Managing teams remotely can prove far from straightforward, and directors must make sure they are going out of their way to support employees’