Despite Increased Workload, People Feel More Comfortable Working Remotely: Study

Despite Increased Workload, People Feel More Comfortable Working Remotely: Study

Despite an increase in workload, about 64 % employees feel more comfortable working remotely, according to the Kaspersky survey.

The study of 4,303 IT workers revealed that more than 50% -  employees experienced an increase in workload, 65% of those surveyed stated that they do not feel any more exhausted at the end of a remote work day.In fact, 44% employees reported having more energy working from home, and 22% did not notice a difference between the two formats.


When it comes to emotional stability, the remote format was well-received by employees: 64% report feeling – comfortable with working remotely or have not noticed an increase in anxiety due to overtime, while 45% of respondents even felt more comfortable working from home and prefer it to commuting to the office five days a week.

At the same time, the percentage of workers who felt uncomfortable at being distanced from their colleagues was still quite significant, with 35% of respondents saying they felt more tired and 36% reporting they experienced more anxiety working from home. The lack of face-to-face interaction and the ability to obtain solutions immediately is probably part of the problem that led to increased anxiety. 

One solution that is proving popular among employees is the hybrid working model. This format is highly favored among the workforce, with almost half of employees (48%) switching to hybrid working by mid-2021.This is favoured by an increasing number of organisations for various reasons, the foremost being that it allows them to keep track of their employees and ensures commitment to work and the team. It also allows for both professional and social interactions at the office and reduced stress. 


“Today, the wellbeing of employees is the focus of many organizations. Unfortunately, there is no ‘one size fits all solution’ when it comes to developing a wellbeing program as its success depends on the needs of all employees. Such programs can include psychological help and mindfulness practices, fitness programs, and legal and financial consultation services to help employees cope with negative life situations. It is, however, crucial to create a culture that makes it comfortable for employees to talk about their emotional state or problems with their managers or HR business partners,” said Marina Alekseeva, Chief Human Resources Officer , Kaspersky.


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