A lot of Americans are working from home due to the coronavirus, and they are quickly learning that there’s a lot to love about it, and a lot to hate as well.
A new poll finds:
- 66% of U.S. employees are currently working from home at least part of the time.
- 44% are working from home at least five days a week, an increase from 17% before the coronavirus.
- 34% aren’t working remotely at all.
- For those people who are working from home, the top benefit of working remotely is having no commute (47%).
- Other top benefits include:
- More flexible schedule (43%)
- Don’t have to dress up (33%)
- Fewer distractions/quieter space (28%)
- More time with roommates/family/pets (25%)
- Ability to personalize workspace (14%)
- Of course working from home isn’t perfect, with the top challenge being that it’s harder to collaborate with co-workers from home (33%).
- Other challenges include:
- Interruptions (27%)
- Harder to stick to a routine (26%)
- More difficult to stop working at the end of the day (22%)
- Feeling of isolation and loneliness (21%)
- Poor Wi-Fi connection (10%)
So, this begs the question, would folks rather work at home or from an office? Well, it seems the results are split.
- 40% say they’d rather work remotely.
- 39% would rather work in an office.
- 21% have no preference.