McKinsey & Company surveyed 100 executives at firms across the U.S. and across various industries in the U.S. They wanted to get a thorough insight into how these companies will proceed with bringing employees back to the workplace.
These executives expect 80 percent of their workforce, on average, to be back on-site by September and that 88 percent to be back by December. The results also suggest that working from home won’t be the next normal for all these companies. Four in ten respondents say that permanent remote working is possible for less than one-quarter of their desk employees, while two-thirds say that no field employees will be able to work from home indefinitely.