The Covid-19 crisis has dramatically changed the way people live and work
with many employees forced to work from home for the first time
- 23.8% of survey respondents have started working remotely due to the
Covid-19 pandemic, while 31% of respondents are retired or currently
- 38.4% of respondents currently work at their regular job/workplace,
while a small percentage (6.7%) of survey respondents have always worked
35.1% of respondents said they wouldn’t go back into the office today,
even if they’re employers offered them the option
- 30.9% of respondents say they would go into the workplace as much as
possible if their company offered them the option this year.
- 33.9% of employees say they would physically go into the office a few
days per week.
- 35.1% say they wouldn’t go into the office due to Covid-19 safety
Concerns of having a negative ‘work image’ loom if employees don’t return to
the workplace in 2020
- 24.8% of survey respondents admitted they would likely have a negative
reputation in the eyes of their employer if they decide not to return to
the workplace, while 40.4% are unsure if continuing to work from home will
have a negative impact on their image.
- 34.8% said their image at work will not be negatively impacted if they
choose not to return to work for the remainder of the year.
As video conferencing fatigue increases, a third of respondents admit they
rarely--or never--use video capabilities while on work calls
- 33.7% of respondents say that while on work calls, they use video
capabilities less than half of the time, while 31.9% admit they never use
- While 11.3% of survey respondents always use video capabilities, 23.2% use
video more than half the time.
Rise in US employees feeling overwhelmed and/or worn out by the increase in
- 20% of respondents often feel overwhelmed or worn out by the number of
video calls they need to join, while 34.9% rarely feel overwhelmed or worn
- 38.9% never feel worn out or overwhelmed.
Cell/internet connectivity impacts employee productivity when joining video
calls and working from home
- Nearly half (48.5%) of survey respondents admit they sometimes experience
internet issues when joining video calls from home, while 30.9% never have
internet connectivity issues.
- Unreliable internet connectivity has disrupted 24.6% of survey
respondents’ ability to work from home, while 75.4% have not experienced
productivity issues due to connectivity.
- 34.8% of US respondents use their cell phone hotspot to help with internet
connectivity while working from home.
We commissioned an online survey of 1,083 American adults on August 5 by
SurveyMonkey, using their gender and age-normalized panel to sample the
wider American population. The results reflect a nationally representative
sample with a confidence interval of 3% (except as noted, where only a
subset of respondents were included).
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