While many people loved the idea of working from home when the coronavirus outbreak began, now that they’ve been doing it for months they’ve had enough, and a new survey reveals just how bad things have gotten.
A poll of 2,000 Americans working from home finds:
- 63% that originally felt happy about working from home now say the negatives have now started to outweigh the positives.
- 57% say their job has become more stressful since they started working from home.
- Things folks find the most difficult to deal with working from home include:
- Communicating over too many applications (41%)
- Significant uptick in digital correspondence (34%)
- Insufficient IT support (34%)
- Crossed wires due to different teams not being in the same place (32%)
- Inability to find information I need to work (27%)
And it’s pretty apparent that folks are working more now that they are home
- 66% say their workload has increased “significantly.”
- Half of those polled say they spend an additional five or more hours working each week due to being remote.
- Things have gotten so bad that 30% have actually considered quitting.
- Reasons they’ve considered quitting include:
- Workloads increasing unreasonably in a short period of time (17%)
- Lack of connection to team draining their motivation (14%)
- Company’s poor handling of the transition to remote work giving them little confidence in the company’s outlook (14%)