Survey: Nearly Half of Business Owners Say Remote Work Is Hurting Productivity

With employees working remotely, business owners say productivity is taking a hit.

In a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. business owners released last week by Digital.com, a Seattle-based review site focused on small businesses, 45 percent reported that their companies aren’t getting as much done while their employees are working from home. 

The survey further suggests employers disagree with research that finds people are equally or more productive while working from home: 39 percent of respondents said they would fire employees who refused to return to the office. Among companies that reported their employees were completely office-based before the pandemic, that figure rose to 44 percent. 

“Companies that focus on physical location and hours worked will be behind the curve,” Dennis Consorte, Digital.com’s small business expert, said in the survey results. “Otherwise, their most valued employees may seek out remote opportunities elsewhere.” 

One in five employers reported their employees will be allowed to choose whether to work in the office, at home, or a combination after the pandemic, and 10 percent reported that employees will be required to continue to work remotely. Safety was a significant concern among the group–42 percent of employers said they want all of their employees to receive vaccines.

Pollfish, a survey firm, conducted the poll online for Digital.com from April 7 through 8. 



Credit: Source link

Discover

Sponsor

spot_imgspot_img

Latest

Preloved’s Julia Grieve on 25+ Years of Championing Upcycled Designs

Plus the eight local, sustainably-minded brands this "accidental environmentalist" loves. ...

Mary J. Blige Becomes Youngest Living Person Inducted Into Apollo Hall of Fame in Harlem

“None of this is possible without the fans, so thank you to all the fans,” Blige said during Friday’s induction ceremony. The Apollo Theater,...

The $8 Lashes and Dry Sheet Mask That Made Up Lizzo’s “Dripping in Diamonds” Grammy Glam

Makeup artist Alexx Mayo asked—and answered—the age-old question, “What’s the best way to accessorize your look?” on his social media tonight, only to...

Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Twins Max & Emme’s 13th Birthday: Watch – Hollywood Life

Jennifer Lopez got incredibly emotional as she celebrated her ‘beautiful babies,’ twins Max and Emme, becoming teenagers! Check out the video of the...

Zara Spring 2021 Ad Campaign Steven Meisel

Steven Meisel has photographed Zara’s campaigns since Spring 2017. Many showstopping images later, the partnership clearly remains strong. Now Meisel along with Karl...
en English
X