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Study suggests majority of office workers heading back to workplace amid rising energy prices

Research has shown a surge of workers are planning to head back to the office this winter in a bid to keep energy costs down at home.

A survey by Instantprint, which polled more than 1,000 respondents, revealed that more than four in five (85 per cent) employees found the idea of working from the office more appealing amid the cost of living crisis.

Nearly half (45 per cent) of respondents said they would be more likely to commute into the office to alleviate the impact of high energy bills, with 15 per cent claiming they would choose to work from the office for the whole of winter.

Gemma Bullivant, HR coach and consultant, said the research reinforced how dynamic the shift in working practices was and how important it was to get the balance right for individuals. She added that the approach to being in the office versus from home needed to be clear: “What is the company’s stance on this? Does this align with the messaging and working practices, and how does the infrastructure support this?”

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