Some experts think that the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to a new standard of living, with three days in your home and two at work.

Microsoft and large companies like Microsoft are pushing a hybrid model of work post lockdown. It includes a mixture of office work at home and work from home. 

BP Oil Company, which last year sold its London headquarters, announced that employees would be working from home three days a semaine.

PwC stated it expected workers to work in offices or meet clients two-three days per week beginning September. They also added that flexibility would be the norm, rather than an exception.

Kevin Ellis is the chairman of PwC and a senior partner. He said office life was especially crucial for people just beginning their careers.

These people will stay in the office for two or three days each week, in order to learn, network, and socialise. 

Two thirds of the Institute of Directors stated that remote working will be allowed by business leaders.

Roger Barker was the director of policy at the institute. He said that the pandemic led to a revolution greater than any radical regulation or reform could ever have.

YouGov also found that only one fifth of bosses require their staff to be present five days per week following the pandemic.

NatWest estimates that nearly 9/10 of its staff will work at home. Asda, however, stated that employees are free to choose any place is best for their jobs.

Matt Smith, YouGov’s chief of data journalism, stated that hybrid working would soon be the norm.

John Lewis, head of the office, has offered flexible work to all staff if they are unable to do their jobs from home. He said that the pandemic forced everyone to rethink the ‘norm of five days at an office’.

The department store chain’s People Director, Nikki Humphrey, said: ‘Being forced to work from home made us all realise very quickly that we could do what we had previously thought was impossible.

“Now that our office is back open, it has caused us to question the wisdom of asking people to commute long distances for up to five days per work week. Instead, they should be able to spend that time with their family, following their passions, and other important life decisions.

Capita, an outsourcing company, stated that 35,000 of its 55,000 employees can work remotely while Asda claimed staff can be located wherever is most convenient for their jobs.

According to The Very Group (which owns the online stores Very and Littlewoods), staff can do both office work and at home.