Remote working amid the coronavirus pandemic: A blessing in disguise or a condemnation

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, it has changed everything. The world we knew in the pre-COVID era was different from what it is now. It has affected businesses, large organizations, and entire states in more ways than we can imagine. There is not a single individual in the entire planet who has not been affected by the repercussions of this pandemic.

To avoid the spread of this deadly virus, governments had to implement social distancing measures and lockdowns. People are carrying out their duties and job responsibilities from the sanctuary of their homes, as offices are closed and businesses are mostly running online only.

Students are studying online from home too because all educational institutes have been shut down.

There are so many changes that have happened in our daily lives whether we like them or not. One such change is the Working from Home option, that we all have to comply with for the time being.

LinkedIn Workforce recently surveyed various industries to analyze how people are taking this new arrangement of remote working in the US.

Surprisingly, this is one thing that many people, especially in the IT sectors are happy with!

Remote working definitely has its advantages as time and gas both are saved due to lack of commuting. There is much flexible, and more efficient working capacity because of the lack of office distractions. Many employers have reported a higher level of productivity and motivation.

Despite the cons of the entire situation, which include lack of social interaction, and lack of face-to-face meetings, people are still finding remote working more effective and beneficial than the regular working from office regimes.

Employers are also finding this situation in a positive light. Meetings can be conducted online, and systems can be produced to ensure that everyone is doing their work. Many employers have realized that they are cutting on many office expenses because of this situation, and that is always an encouraging thing for the bosses!

Recently Twitter has announced that they can let all their employees work from home in the future also if that is what they want.

According to the survey analysis by LinkedIn, 85% of the US Software and IT employees feel that they can be individually effective, while 82% of them believe in the entire industry setup being more effective.

In the Finance and Media sectors, almost 83% of employees believe in individual efficacy through remote working.

82% of people in the Finance sector and 76% in the Media industry still believe in the better effectiveness of the industry setup though.

In Entertainment, Public Admin and Design industries, 55-70% of employees are in the favor of remote working, while 43-64% of employees want their office setup back.

In industries that involve human contact more, like Retail, Recreation, and Travel, almost 40-50% of people only believe in remote working. It is understandable too, while 29-37% of people think that these industries cannot survive on remote working for long.

Only time will tell how this pandemic will change the future discourse of our world. We can only hope and pray for better times soon.

As remote work sweeps the U.S., 55% say it can succeed in their industry

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