52 per cent of UK workers forced to go into the office this Christmas


More than half (52%) of UK workers are having to travel to the office during the Christmas period, according a survey of 1,000 people from business communications company Fuze.

The survey found that only 13% of workers are being allowed to do their job remotely, giving them flexibility to balance work and personal life. As a result, 35% of those questioned are using up personal holiday time to avoid commuting.

Additional research from Fuze shows that 86% of workers think they can be productive working outside of the office if they are provided with the right tools and technology.

Commenting on the survey findings, Michael Affronti, VP of Product at Fuze, said, “The holidays are stressful enough without the added pressure of having to juggle work and home life. Technology available today allows workers to work from everywhere. The businesses that leverage technology and allow staff the freedom to prioritize their work and personal lives over the holiday season will reap the benefits of a more relaxed, engaged, and ultimately more productive workforce.”