Work-from-home policy: Do Americans endorse it?

Coronavirus shuttered businesses worldwide and forced organizations to adopt new policies to ensure business continuity. Work from home, previously used only in exigencies, is now being viewed as a viable long-term option. This Piplsay report (powered by Market Cube) delves into the rapidly evolving work culture and the growing American sentiment around it. Businesses can leverage this data in their decision making. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has offered companies a good opportunity to evaluate the benefits of the work-from-home concept. From virus risk mitigation in the short term to reduced administrative costs and wider talent market in the long-term, several big organizations have begun to rethink and realign their work policies to sail through in the post-COVID world. Twitter and Facebook have already announced that they will allow their employees to work from home “forever”, even as economies slowly begin to reopen.

Heading out amid the pandemic, what workplace policies are Americans looking forward to? Importantly, what are their thoughts about remote working? Piplsay polled 21,461 Americans to get these insights. Here’s a summary of what we found:

OTHER INSIGHTS

  • 44% of men are comfortable returning to work as compared to 33% of women
  • About 65% of men and women are willing to endorse a permanent work-from-home policy
  • 60% of Millennials think the Facebook clause is fair as clause as compared to 56% of Gen Xers and 54% of Gen Zers
  • 60% of Gen Xers believe remote working will increase work opportunities, while 37% of Gen Zers think it will create more competition
“With two kids and other household distractions, I have struggled to work efficiently from home. Given an option, I would always prefer working out of the office to remote working” – Renne
“It will be great if companies allow permanent work from home. It will make lives less stressful and save the environment too. New technologies and processes can weed out any work challenges” – Dave

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US from May 30-31, 2020. We received 21,461 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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