Remote Work After COVID-19: 5 Predictive Statistics

What will happen with remote work after the COVID-19 pandemic? Was remote work just a temporary solution or is it here to stay?

What is the future of remote work?

Remote work has become the new normal across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But is remote work here to stay? What will happen after the COVID-19 pandemic? What is the future of remote work?

Let’s look at the stats!

Top 5 predictive remote work stats

Here are some very interesting statistics that can give us a glimpse into the future of remote work:

Statistic #1: What do employees want?

According to a recent Gallup research, three in five (59%) of U.S. workers who have been doing their jobs from home during the coronavirus pandemic would prefer to continue to work remotely as much as possible, once public health restrictions are lifted.

Statistics #2: What are employees willing to do for remote work opportunities?

54% of office workers would be willing to quit their job for one that allows them to work remotely, Gallup’s research has found. 

Statistic #3: What do HR professionals want?

More than half of HR professionals responding to a recent survey said they want to work from home permanently, according to results from Fishbowl.

Statistic #4: What will companies do?

Recent research by Gartner found that 74% of companies surveyed expect some of their employees to continue working remotely after the pandemic ends.

Statistic #5: What about productivity?

According to a recent survey by CoSo 77% of employees who worked remotely reported greater productivity and 52% of employees working remotely were less likely to take time off.

Conclusion: What is the future of remote work?

According to the statistics above, remote work is here to stay. The real question is the following: Is the future of work - remote? What do you think? Would you like to keep working remotely even after the pandemic? Let us know in the comments! :)

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Comment by Sylvia Dahlby on Monday

Great post, thanks for sharing the timely and interesting info. At our last Smart Practices webinar when we presented a panel discussion on The New Normal: Adjusting To A Remote Workforce, we asked our attendees to answer three poll questions. Here are their responses:

Question One: Have you ever had a position pre-COVID where you worked remotely?

Answers: 38% Never; 33% Part-time; 30% Full-time

 Question Two: What has been the most challenging part of working remotely?

Answers: 10% Workspace and technology issues; 31% Lack of social interactions; 24% Home and family distractions; 26% Working longer hours; 10% Lack of direction

 Question Three: If given the choice, will you opt to continue working remotely?

Answers: 71% Yes; 15% No; 15% Unsure

The panelists also touched on how many people were thrust into a remote work situation with little to no notice and adjusting that new paradigm has not been an easy transition for some. This has left a lot of remote workers stressed, frustrated, and feeling isolated during an already challenging time.

This informative program was packed with practical advice and need-to-know facts from remote work experts. Here's a link to the webinar recap and recording.

Please share this timely information with your colleagues, friends, family, and anyone you know who can use remote working tips sprinkled with encouragement.

 PS: You might also enjoy my tongue-in-cheeky blog post with tips on Working For Home for beginners.

Comment by Anja Zojceska on Monday

Hi Sylvia, thank you for sharing those interesting stats! 

I will definitely check out your blog. :)

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