According to a new survey conducted by Kaspersky of more than 4,000 IT workers worldwide, 54% of employees said that their workload has increased since they switched to working remotely.37% of the respondents did not notice the change in workload, and only 9% noticed the reduction in work due to new working conditions.
However, despite the increase in workload, 64% of respondents said that they did not feel more tired after working remotely. In fact, 36% said they had more energy when working at home, and 28% did not notice the difference between the two forms.
Working from home seems to be good for health as well, with 67% of respondents saying they feel more comfortable when working remotely or failing to notice the increased anxiety caused by working overtime. However, the proportion of workers who feel uncomfortable by keeping their distance from their colleagues is still quite large, 36% of the respondents said they feel more tired, and 33% of the respondents reported that they have more anxiety when working at home.
“Today, the well-being of employees is the focus of many organizations. Unfortunately, there is no’one size fits all’ solution when formulating benefits plans, because its success depends on the needs of all employees,” Kaspersky Chief Human Resources Officer Marina Alekseeva Say. “Such programs can include psychological assistance and meditation exercises, fitness programs, and legal and financial consulting services to help employees cope with negative life situations. However, the key is to create a culture that allows employees to easily communicate with their managers or Human resources business partners talk about their emotional state or problems. At Kaspersky, we are proud to have established such a culture.”
You can read more about this discovery on the Kaspersky Blog and how companies manage the impact of remote work on employees.