The Corona crisis has changed the way we work. In a very short span of time, we have moved from physical to virtual and then hybrid working. As the second wave re-emerges, many of us have embraced virtual methods again. A survey by ICICI Lombard General Insurance has revealed that employees in big cities are more satisfied with work from home.
It has also come to the fore that work from home is convenient, but employees are also facing some challenges in this. According to the survey, an encouraging sign is that more than 70% of the respondents believe that their productivity has remained the same or improved while working from home. Only 4% of workers in metros and 6% of respondents in smaller cities were dissatisfied with work from home. Survey of India.
The sample groups for the survey, from employees belonging to metros and small towns, were researched on employees working in diverse industries such as information technology, financial services, telecommunications, e-commerce, and consumer goods. 34% of the respondents needed to spend time on household chores, with an equal number attending to family members, especially the elderly.
As expected, the issue is larger for women (from 43% of respondents to 29% of male respondents). Companies need to set flexible working hours for their employees keeping in mind the gender-specific aspects. 26% of the respondents were bothered by too many video calls. 36% of the respondents faced the problem of lack of space at home. These are the major factors driving dissatisfaction in the work from home scenario. Companies need to encourage such a way of working in which employees can respond to their colleagues at their convenient time.