National Survey Finds U.S. Workers Don't Want to Go Back to Office After Pandemic


More than 20% of employers considering more remote work according to survey by getAbstract

BOSTON (PRWEB) April 28, 2020

After weeks of working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, a nationwide survey found the country's workforce is on the cusp of a generational shift, with large numbers of employees interested in working out of the office and many employers willing to embrace this change even after the crisis subsides.

According to a survey by getAbstract of more than 1200 full-time employees who are working from home in the United States during the pandemic, nearly half of all respondents would like to keep working from home and more than 45% say their employers are actively considering or open to this move.

Full survey results can be found here:

Employees working from home also reported they were more productive and had higher performance while also valuing the benefits of not commuting and having more time for family, friends and hobbies.

"Our survey is the tip of the iceberg on the seismic, long term changes the coronavirus pandemic is bringing to how people work, cities develop, employers invest in offices and technology, and what this will mean for our families and communities for years to come," said Andrew Savikas, chief strategy officer at getAbstract. "The fact significant numbers of employers are now considering remote work for their employees could bring societal changes that rival when large numbers of women first entered the workforce decades ago."

The survey found strong preferences for more remote work from both workers that had been working or not working remotely before the crisis. For those workers that had never worked remotely prior to the pandemic, nearly 50% expressed a desire to keep working remotely. Moreover, among people who occasionally worked remotely previously, the survey found more than 80% want to work remotely more of the time.

The online survey sponsored by getAbstract was conducted between April 16 and 17, 2020, with a nearly equal number of women and men respondents from a range of ages, income levels and careers. getAbstract is the industry leader in continuous learning with a mission of giving people the knowledge they need to make better decisions in their professional and personal lives.

About getAbstract

getAbstract is an online library offering 20,000+ text and audio summaries of business books.

getAbstract finds, rates, and summarizes relevant knowledge to help people make better decisions in business and in their private lives. The company's expert editorial team finds and rates the most relevant business books, articles, and video talks, and summarizes them into 10-minute abstracts. Their constantly updated online library provides quick and easy access to relevant knowledge for employees at every level. The company's worldwide community includes millions of readers, including one-third of Fortune 100 companies. Founded in 1999, getAbstract is headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland, with offices in Boston and Aventura, Fla.

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