Is WFH good for your business?
One of the big issues, both for employers and employees, has of course been, whether the conditions for working efficiently and productively have improved with the prevalence of WFH. 56% of the IT professionals surveyed, in the previously mentioned report, agree with the statement that they are more productive at home than in the office. At the same time, 78% of the respondents assess that they are more undisturbed. Both can be related to the fact that the IT professionals are not in physical proximity of their manager and colleagues, which perhaps could be why the disturbances are less evident. At home, you can turn the phone on silent; at the office, a colleague stepping into your office, has already disturbed, as the person enters. With disturbances eliminated, there is time for the necessary contemplation and concentration that makes us comes through the pile of work tasks and work more goal oriented.
Historically, we have seen an increased amount of work-related pressure on IT professionals because IT projects throughout the last couple of years have been prioritised in companies, that at the same time have had difficulties attracting and recruiting IT workforce. Nevertheless, 49% of the IT professionals surveyed believe that work-related pressure remains unchanged when working from home. At the same time, 39% of the respondent’s experience that they work more hours per week. So, there is still a high work-related pressure, and almost 2 out of 5 experiences working more. Unchanged, high work-related pressure can mean that greater demands are presented to the IT professionals who are expected to deliver more in the same number of hours when they work from home.
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