Laundrapp survey reveals what we’ve missed about the workplace

A YouGov poll of over 2,000 UK adults for on-demand laundry service Laundrapp reveals that it’s the workplace banter that has been missed most during lockdown.

And drycleaning work clothes is third on the list of most common things workers are planning to do to prepare to return to the office. The survey revealed:

  • 40 per cent of workers have missed workplace banter during lockdown.
  • 34 per cent are looking forward to socialising with office colleagues.
  • 24 per cent will miss spending time with the people they live with but 18 per cent are looking forward to NOT being with them.

Some 40 per cent of over 1,300 workers surveyed cited workplace banter as the thing they were looking forward to and 34 per cent said they were looking forward to socialising again with colleagues.

While some people have embraced spending more time with their families, with 24 per cent saying they will miss spending time with the people they live with, there have been mixed feelings with 18 per cent looking forward to spending LESS time with the people they live with.

The move back to the office has some downsides with 41 per cent saying they were not looking forward to commuting and 28 per cent not looking forward to the restarting of office politics and gossip.

Some people have work to do before they get back to the office, as the majority of UK adults (55 per cent) admitted to letting grooming standards slip in lockdown.

When asked what they’d ‘let slip’ people confessed to: not showering daily (16 per cent), not using deodorant daily (11 per cent), leaving hair unwashed (18 per cent), not brushing their teeth daily (nine per cent) and not regularly changing underwear (six per cent).

The most common things workers are planning to do to prepare for a return to the office are:

  • Have a haircut/re-style/dyed (21 per cent)
  • Re-organise their work bag (16 per cent)
  • Dry clean or launder work clothes (nine per cent)

Angela Freeth, of Laundrapp, said: “After such a long time in lockdown, it is no surprise that we are craving banter with our colleagues.

“While we can’t guarantee the office jokes will be fresh, we can help you get your work suits and shirts clean and ready to get back into the swing of things.”

Image credit: @ninacosford

 

A YouGov poll of over 2,000 UK adults for on-demand laundry service Laundrapp reveals that it’s the workplace banter that has been missed most during lockdown.

And drycleaning work clothes is third on the list of most common things workers are planning to do to prepare to return to the office. The survey revealed:

  • 40 per cent of workers have missed workplace banter during lockdown.
  • 34 per cent are looking forward to socialising with office colleagues.
  • 24 per cent will miss spending time with the people they live with but 18 per cent are looking forward to NOT being with them.

Some 40 per cent of over 1,300 workers surveyed cited workplace banter as the thing they were looking forward to and 34 per cent said they were looking forward to socialising again with colleagues.

While some people have embraced spending more time with their families, with 24 per cent saying they will miss spending time with the people they live with, there have been mixed feelings with 18 per cent looking forward to spending LESS time with the people they live with.

The move back to the office has some downsides with 41 per cent saying they were not looking forward to commuting and 28 per cent not looking forward to the restarting of office politics and gossip.

Some people have work to do before they get back to the office, as the majority of UK adults (55 per cent) admitted to letting grooming standards slip in lockdown.

When asked what they’d ‘let slip’ people confessed to: not showering daily (16 per cent), not using deodorant daily (11 per cent), leaving hair unwashed (18 per cent), not brushing their teeth daily (nine per cent) and not regularly changing underwear (six per cent).

The most common things workers are planning to do to prepare for a return to the office are:

  • Have a haircut/re-style/dyed (21 per cent)
  • Re-organise their work bag (16 per cent)
  • Dry clean or launder work clothes (nine per cent)

Angela Freeth, of Laundrapp, said: “After such a long time in lockdown, it is no surprise that we are craving banter with our colleagues.

“While we can’t guarantee the office jokes will be fresh, we can help you get your work suits and shirts clean and ready to get back into the swing of things.”

Image credit: @ninacosford

 

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