The analysis shows that more Britons work from home than in any other country than Canada.
UK employees work an average of one and a half days a week, outstripping Germans who work a day from home, Italians by 0.7 and French by 0.6.
Workers in Canada spend 1.7 days a week at home.
The study revealed ideally Britons want to stay away more – 2.3 days on average.
That’s less than 1.7 days that the companies said they had planned for employees to work from home.
Two in three employees said avoiding commuting was the biggest benefit, followed by fuel savings and lunch.
Nearly three-quarters said socializing is the main attraction of the office, followed by collaboration, and there is a difference between work and home.
Mathias Dolls, of the ifo Center for Surveys and Macroeconomics, said of her research: “Employees really value the option to work from home.
“However, there is a gap between the number of days employees want to work from home and the number of days their employer is planning.”
Many companies have returned to working remotely.
Online retailer AO World requires employees to come in five days a week — or quit.