Three quarters of respondents complained that they feel worse after a year of remote work

Three quarters of respondents complained that they feel worse after a year of remote work

In the year that has passed since the massive transition to remote work began, employees have not been able to adapt to the new conditions. They struggle with home distractions, stress, and always at work. Such conclusions are contained in a study conducted by Egress in the US and UK.

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of telecommuting workers surveyed reported that they feel worse as a result of extended work from home. At the same time, 66% of those who were born in the period from 1980 to 2001 were “tired”, while among those who were born in the period from 1946 to 1979, only 34% of respondents expressed complaints.

After a year of working from home, many employees are still using the same impromptu “offices” that they created for themselves in March 2020. Only 28% of remote employees have a dedicated office or workplace. The rest have to share the work space with other family members.

Communication habits have changed for obvious reasons: 85% of employees send more emails, and 77% use video conferencing tools more often than before the pandemic.

Interestingly, before the pandemic, 43% of respondents worked on a permanent basis in the office, but only 28% plan to return there after the end of the pandemic. Approximately 68% of employees plan to be flexible, and only 5% intend to fully remote work after their office reopens.

It should be added that the survey was attended by 500 IT-leaders and 3000 specialists of financial, legal and medical profiles.

Three quarters of respondents complained that they feel worse after a year of remote work

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