When JLL surveyed workers in April 2020, people said they want to work from home two days a week. When it asked the same question of 3,300 employees this March, people said they wanted to work 1.5 days from home. A third of workers have no desire to work from home.

But that wasn't the only finding supporting the idea that work from home fatigue may be setting in. Last year, 48% of respondents said they were more productive at home than in the office. That number fell to 37% this year. Still, 88% want to choose their working hours. JLL also found at least 75% of workers missed being in the office at least part of the time and 80% prefer a hybrid approach.

JLL found that the sweet spot for feeling engaged was being in the office at least three days a week. If employees are home longer than that, the survey found that engagement starts to tail off and anxiety about the future can increase

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Leslie Shaver

Les Shaver has been covering commercial and residential real estate for almost 20 years. His work has appeared in Multifamily Executive, Builder, units, Arlington Magazine in addition to GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum.