Because of the current pandemic, many of us have made a rather quick transition to remote working. But there are still many unanswered questions.
Will this be a passing trend? Or will we continue to depend on home offices in the future? Is the traditional office really going to become obsolete?
2020 Remote Working Statistics
A lot of people still feel that working from home isn’t for them. This could be because we spent the past century learning how to work out of an office. Or it could be the nature of our work doesn’t allow us to work from remote locations. The COVID-19 outbreak, however, has forced us to re-evaluate our relationship with work. Many of us have had no choice but to adapt our working style to match current needs.
To understand the situation better, this infographic from Impact reveals a list of the top 10 remote working statistics to help shed some light on the past, present, and future of working remotely. For example:
- 4x as many of us now work remotely at least one day per week compared to 2016
- 74 percent of companies plan to shift to more remote work after the COVID-19 crisis is more under control
- 72 percent of recruiter agree that the ability to effectively work remotely will become a coveted soft skill
- 54 percent of workers would leave their current job for one that allowed work from home (WFH) or work from anywhere (WFA)
- 90 percent of workers would recommend remote work to their friends and colleagues
In these difficult times, companies and employees should try to figure out what works best for them now. That way we can help optimize the remote work experience for times to come.
After all: When all is said and done, remote work may just be the new normal.