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The pandemic changed how people work, and remote work has become a common trend among many people. For instance, two in five Americans say that they enjoy remote work and only one in ten people still relish working from a physical location. 

Americans prefer working from home with fewer days in a location 

A survey of 2,000 working Americans found that 42% would prefer to work entirely from home with a few days in the workplace if given the option to create their ideal schedule. 

Additionally, participants indicated they would like to work remotely (26%)  rather than on-site (9%).   The majority (39%) spend most of their time working from home, with a few days here and there on-site. Around 24% of people work fully from home. Only 20% of respondents reported having more in-person working days than remote workdays. Therefore, it is no surprise that almost 50% of respondents say they will leave work within the next 12 months to find a more flexible job. 

The study commissioned by DoorDash explored ways certain perks and activities bring people together, zoom style or in person. Subjects indicated that there were things that were best suited for an in-person meeting, like physical meetings and sharing meals. On the other hand, respondents prefer physical meetings for social activities like learning, lunch presentations, and happy hours. Additionally, respondents say that it is easier to pay attention in meetings, connect to colleagues and partake in company culture on-site.

Millennials are the generation that is most likely to complete tasks remotely. 

Millennials (43% vs 34%) are most likely to accomplish tasks remotely. Interestingly remote working appeals to many people because of schedule flexibility, spending more time with family and less commuting. 

Companies want to make employees happy by offering training opportunities, mental health resources, free snacks, and coffee at the office. However, when respondents were asked which things they would rather give up, they said they preferred losing summer Fridays (27%), birthday messages or gifts (27%) and holiday parties (27%).