The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry surveyed 88 CBD businesses.
The results showed that office staff still prefer to spend part of their week working from home.
Work-life balance, long commutes and fear of contracting COVID-19 or the flu are keeping many Australian employees comfortably working from home
- Just 19 per cent are in the office five days a week while 14 per cent had not returned to the office at all.
- Business owners urging customers to return to the city to help with their post-pandemic recovery.
- Chief executive officer of Parents at Work, Emma Walsh says Australia has one of the most part-time workforces in the world, with women disproportionately affected
The survey found 42 per cent of employees are working in the office one or two days a week.
Twenty-five per cent are three or four days.
Just 19 per cent are in the office five days a week while 14 per cent had not returned to the office at all.
Almost 70 per cent of respondents did not expect employees to return to the office full-time.
Paul Guerra , chief executive officer of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the main reason for people choosing to still work from home was work-life balance, followed by the length of commute and fear of contracting COVID-19.
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