A new national survey looking into the experience of home working shows that 37% are finding it more and more difficult to work from home, but are prepared to carry on.
The survey of 2,000 people, commissioned by Moneypenny, showed that a further six per cent said they don’t feel they can work from home any longer, while 52% said they have got used to home working and won’t mind a longer lockdown.
According to the data, workloads seem to be reducing for some, as after more than three weeks in lockdown 24% of respondents said they feel like work is drying up, while 17% say they spend fewer hours on work each week compared with pre-lockdown times and admit to feeling guilty about this. However, 12% said they are actually spending more hours working than they would in the office.
Although lockdown seems to have blurred the boundaries between work and free time (73% said they are answering calls and emails after working hours), interestingly, 19% said they still dress up properly to feel like they are going to work instead of staying in pyjamas.