Over the year that has passed since the massive transition to remote work began, employees have not been able to adapt to the new conditions. They struggle with home distractions, stress, and always at work. These findings are contained in a study conducted by Egress in the US and UK.

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of telecommuting workers surveyed said they felt worse as a result of working from home for extended periods. At the same time, 66% of those who were born in the period from 1980 to 2001 are “tired”, while among those who were born in the period from 1946 to 1979, only 34% of the respondents expressed complaints.

Three quarters of respondents complained that they feel worse after a year of remote work

After a year of working from home, many employees are still using the same impromptu “offices” they created for themselves in March 2020. Only 28% of remote employees have a dedicated office or workplace. The rest have to share the work space with other family members.

Communication habits have changed for obvious reasons: 85% of employees send more emails, and 77% use video conferencing tools more often than before the pandemic.

Interestingly, before the pandemic, 43% of respondents worked on a permanent basis in the office, but only 28% plan to return there after the end of the pandemic. Approximately 68% of employees plan to be flexible, and only 5% intend to fully remote work after their office reopens.

It should be added that the survey was attended by 500 IT-leaders and 3000 specialists of financial, legal and medical profiles.

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