skip to Main Content
MSJ NEWS see latest news

Delta Variant So Far Having Limited Impact on Companies’ Plans to Return to the Office

  • Set of polls finds that the COVID-19 Delta variant has had little effect on most businesses’ plans to resume in-office work
  • Several major businesses have delayed their plans to return to the office due to the spread of the virus
  • In the latest Morning Consult poll, 19 percent said their company expects to resume office operations in September

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution gained steam earlier this year, businesses became more comfortable making plans to return workers to the office. The recent spread of the virus’s Delta variant has posed a new challenge to these efforts, with several high-profile companies delaying their decision to resume in-office work weeks.

However, a recent set of three surveys from Morning Consult suggests that the Delta variant has having a limited effect on most companies’ plans to return to the office. In the polls, which were issued between mid-July and early August and surveyed 1,000 workers each time, the share of people saying they have already returned to the office remained stable.

In the most recent survey, 8 percent of respondents said their company had adopted a fully remote work policy. Nineteen percent said their company expects to resume in-office work in September, consistent with the strategy adopted by many businesses to return to the office after the Labor Day holiday.

Spread the Word

More To Explore

Expert Summaries

Know Your Competitors

By Denis Jakuc 

There are tons of benefits to knowing who your competitors are—what they’re offering, their strengths and weaknesses. That knowledge can help you make your products and services stand out,

Latest News

Join with Free InnovatorsLINK Account

Start accessing all the free member benefits and valuable content on the InnovatorsLINK platform. Create a BizLINK listing to boost brand exposure, receive the weekly Main Street Journal newsletter, engage in forums, get full access to free content, and more.