WFH: What Are You Missing?

 Tuesday, January 19, 2021

 Canadian Underwriter

Most Canadian P&C insurance industry professionals would like to see more hybrid, flexible working arrangements once the health threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic has subsided.

“I’m not really keen to go back to five days a week [in the office],” one Canadian Underwriter reader wrote in an online survey of more than 1,100 Canadian P&C insurance professionals conducted Monday.

“I want to go back one to two days a week on an as-needed basis, with no pre-set schedule. I may want to continue working from home full-time so I can move outside the city.”

Almost 10 months into the global pandemic, the Canadian Underwriter survey suggests that 87% of P&C insurance industry professionals are currently working from home. Seventy-two per cent say they prefer working from home — with 81% calling for their employers to offer more flex time to work from home after the pandemic is over.

But the impact of the pandemic on people’s social interactions with their work colleagues has a substantial minority of readers ready to head back into the office.
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