As is the case with most aspects, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the work culture to a large extent as well. For over a year now, employees have been working from their homes, enjoying the familiarity of the surroundings, but, at the same time, dealing with an isolated set up.
However, where would you stand if you were to be asked to report to work soon? ETimes Lifestyle conducted a poll recently that saw about a 1,000 people participate and reveal their preferences about where they would like to work from —home or office. As per the findings, 53.4 per cent are willing to continue working from home, compared to 46.6 per cent who are keen to resume work from office.
A software engineer told the portal that she prefers to work from home because she can attend to her children while planning her work day. Whereas another employee wants to get back to office to be able to concentrate better. “I really want offices to resume. It is getting difficult day-by-day to work at home because there is simply no work environment at all! I now understand, how important it is to work in a particular office space,” he told the portal.
Furthermore, to talk of productivity, 71.3 per cent respondents are of the opinion that their output has not suffered while working from home. The poll also asked participants about what they consider most important when it comes to an organisation. A significant 65 per cent voted for ‘ability to work remotely’. 19 per cent opted for a ‘good retirement plan’, 11 per cent chose to go with engaging HR activities and only 5 per cent considered ‘paid lunch and dinner’ as important.
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