Here’s a great chance to test how accurate your perceptions are about the popularity and nature of remote working for an employer.
A recent OnePoll study (conducted for Kintone with 2,000 Americans who are still working from home during the pandemic) reveals some telling things.
Take a guess at the answers to the following questions from the study before peeking at the answers below.
- What percent of respondents felt that a company’s policy on remote working is now their number one desired workplace perk?
- What percent claim they wouldn’t even consider working for a company that didn’t offer flexible work-from-home policies?
- What percent don’t miss a full-time office setting at all?
- What percent are happiest with a) the flexibility in their schedule and b) the ability to take breaks whenever?
- What percent would jump at the chance to work from home permanently?
- What percent think their job is more difficult when working remotely?
- What percent say they have a better work-life balance when working from home?
- Among respondents, what was the average time between work-breaks when working from home?
- What percent felt like their work contributions have been acknowledged more since they started working from home?
- What percent felt the following issues detract from remote working:
a. Not having the right office equipment?
b. Having difficulty communicating with co-workers?
c. Having too many distractions
- a 45% | b 44%
- 2.5 hours
- a 35% | b 36% | c 34%
The study also addressed what workers would like to do to improve working remotely on both their end of things and the employer’s. You can see the full report here.
Do these answers surprise you? If you’ve never done remote working, do the answers lead you to re-consider if it could be for you?