Has Work Changed for the Better?
While millions of people by now know the pleasure of working from home in their PJs, the financial site WalletHub commissioned a survey to see just what people like, and don't like, about their pandemic-related work situation.
Nearly 60% of the more than 300 people who took part in the online survey said that COVID-19 has changed the way we work for the better.
While some studies have shown that at-home employees are more productive than when they toiled in their workplace cubicles, the WalletHub survey showed 61% believe their co-workers are less productive. Around 50% of employees with young children think they're getting less done than if they were "at work."
A third of those polled feel the traditional office is a thing of the past, and 41% say those that have to come into the office to do their jobs should be paid more for doing so.
WalletHub also asked what respondents missed most about coming into the office. Thirty-two percent said they missed their co-workers, and 21% said they missed getting out of the house. Twelve percent say they missed the routine of the old grind, while 5% said they missed their distraction-free work environment.
And while just 3% said they missed the food at work, 27% say they don't miss a thing about coming into the office.