Companies that wanted to limit the risk of COVID-19 spreading among workers sent many of them home to work in the comfort of children, pets, and household chores.
The million dollar question is: Have employers run the risk of low productivity? The survey says: No.
Forty percent of workers who began telecommunications say they are more productive, according to a recent survey of 2,000 Americans conducted by JDP, a Pittsburgh-based company that performs employee screening. Thirty-three percent said they were less productive and 26% reported the same productivity.
One third of respondents said they have "more work" in the pandemic, with 49% saying it is because it is difficult to maintain work-life balance, and 9% saying they do more work because they are afraid of losing their jobs, according to the results released on Wednesday.
As for the traditional nine to five, Monday to Friday work week? Kaput, as the survey showed that 66% of respondents work outside normal opening hours, including weekends.
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