Remote Working Statistics – Why WFH Will Continue Post-COVID19

After months of total lockdown, 50% of U.S workers said they won’t return to a job that doesn’t offer remote work as an option. My naija people, how is remote work turning out over there?

I found this State of Remote Work 2020 report by OWL Labs and Global Workplace Analytics very interesting, thought to share some insights from it with you:

Remote Working Statistics - Why WFH Will Continue Post-COVID19

Despite difficult circumstances for working remotely, 77% of respondents agree that after COVID-19, having the option to work from home would make them happier. 

Remote Working Statistics - Why WFH Will Continue Post-COVID19

People are saving almost $500 per month on additional expenses, however, one in five reports working more hours per week during the lockdown.

Remote Working Statistics - Why WFH Will Continue Post-COVID19

80% of full-time workers expect to work from home at least three times per week after COVID-19 guidelines are lifted and companies can fully re-open. 

75% of people are the same or more productive during lockdown while working from home.

Only 20-25% of companies pay or share the cost of home office equipment, furniture, cable, chair.

23% of full-time employees are willing to take a pay cut of over 10% in order to work from home at least some of the time.

44% did not find it necessary to get dressed up (think: clothing, hair, makeup) for a video meeting.

Demography of respondents?

2,025 full-time workers between the ages 21 to 65 at companies with 10 or more employees.

Insights?

People are happier, healthier while maintaining the same level or higher level of productivity when working from home. 

Also, people saved more money (by cutting some daily expenses) and worked for longer hours sometimes without feeling stressed out.

Next normal?

If eventually companies can open fulltime like pre-COVID19, will working from home still be an option for you? Will you change jobs because of remote working options?

 

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