According to New Clutch Findings: 60% of Companies Across the U.S. Will Require Masks in the Office

Masks will be part of the employee dress code at 60% of U.S companies as offices reopen, according to new data from leading B2B rating and reviews firm Clutch.

Ninety-one percent (91%) of companies are actively creating guidelines and making changes to prepare their office space for their staff’s return.

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The post-COVID-19 office will likely feature masks (60%), socially distant seating arrangements (71%), and sanitation stations installed throughout the space (60%).

But, do employees even want to return to the office?

19% of Employees Want to Return To Work Tomorrow; 15% Never Want to Go Back

The U.S. workforce is still split on when they’d prefer to return to the office.

Nearly 20% want to return as soon as possible, but 28% are hesitant to return immediately and hoping to wait until September 2020 or next year. Fifteen percent (15%) of employees don’t want to return to an office at all.

Because each individual is facing unique circumstances, preferences vary.

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Natalya Bucuy, content marketer at software company LiveHelpNow, LLC, enjoys the new flexibility in her day.

“When I work from home, I can complete my creative tasks when I feel most creative instead of being confined to specific hours,” Bucuy said.

Henrich Long feels differently. The privacy expert at online security company Restore Privacy wants to return to the office ASAP.

“If it were up to me, I would have never left the office,” Long said.

An employee’s desire to return to the office depends largely on personal circumstances. Employers should listen to their teams and create plans that address their specific needs.

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