Some six-in-ten workers say they will only go to the office fulltime if office amenities such as gym memberships, massages, free food and drinks are worth more than the cost of the commute.
As companies such as Disney, Twitter (X) and Google mandate their employees into the office more often, free benefits are still top of the list for workers.
A Yonder survey of more than 2,000 British adults commissioned by design and architecture studio MoreySmith asked the public about the importance of the office environment for their wellbeing at work. It found 58% would only go to the office fulltime if the amenities were worth more than the cost of the commute. This rises to 68% of 25-34 year olds, as employers increasingly offer free goodies such as gym memberships, massages, lunches and on-site baristas.
Soaring inflation has seen the price of the average drive to work hit £7.80 a day while rail fares have been hiked by 5.9% this year. In London, costs are even higher with the average commute costing £64.19 every week.
Nearly a third (32%) of workers would also be more likely to work in the office five days a week if it was dog friendly, with features such as a doggy daycare, groomers, and dog walkers.