Employees who commuted to urban areas, within urban areas or to and within suburbs have more in common than you might think. Three in four want a more flexible work schedule and say it leads to greater productivity. All—suburban commuters especially—want employers to be flexible about when or if they need to go into an office.
And if their employers don’t listen? Half of suburban commuters and nearly four in ten of inter-urban or suburb-to-urban commuters say they’ll look to switch jobs. They’ll find an employer that offers the flexibility they want and now know they can have while still getting their jobs done.
But flexibility doesn’t mean they want to leave the office entirely. Companies must keep a close eye on their employees—whose lives are also likely in flux themselves—if they want to remain competitive in this unusual labor market.