America has been faced with a lot of uncertainty over the last few months thanks to the coronavirus, and folks are just ready for things to return to normal. But the truth is, many aren’t expecting that to happen for quite a while, especially when it comes to work. According to a study conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Torch:
- Three-quarters of Americans are concerned that life will never return to normal following the coronavirus crisis.
- When it comes to work, 36% say they are concerned they won’t be able to return to their normal work lives without putting their family at risk
- In fact, 63% don’t expect their jobs to ever return to normal, with most expecting to work remotely through the end of the year.
When it comes to working from home
- 67% of folks don’t think their employer understands how difficult it is to do when there are children at home.
- 64% admit they aren’t as productive because of increased stress and anxiety.
- When it comes to returning to the office, most workers expect there will be a lot of changes to adapt to.
- Those changes include:
- Companies will require employees to take their temperatures before entering (45%)
- Companies will increase the use of virtual meetings (43%)
- Companies will ban physical contact, like hugs or handshakes, to prevent the spread of germs (41%)
- Companies will fully transition to remote work (38%)
- Companies will sell bigger offices and downsize to smaller offices (33%)
- Companies will decrease business travel (33%)
- Companies will downgrade on social gatherings/celebrations (32%)
- Companies will allow fewer visitors (30%)