Working from Home

Updated: May 6, 2020

Poll reveals that 48% of participants would happily take a pay cut if it meant they could work from home indefinitely.


Although adults around the world have been forced to start working from home amidst the novel coronavirus outbreaks, a global poll of 2,250 office workers suggests that many of them are actually much happier working from home.


Not only that, 77% believe working from home is one of the most effective ways to help the environment.


The survey, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with GoTo by LogMeIn, aimed to uncover how office workers feel about working from home and their environmental impact. The poll included 1,000 U.S. office workers, 250 office workers in India, the UK, Brazil, and Germany, 125 office workers in Australia and 125 office workers in New Zealand.


With a whopping 84% of respondents worrying about their environmental impact, over 75% of respondents say their commute to work is something they feel guilty about when it comes to the daily impact it has on the environment.


Additionally, the poll revealed that 48% of participants would happily take a pay cut if it meant they could work from home indefinitely.


And it’s not just the environmental benefit of working from home that proved appealing to workers. In addition to saving time with their commute (72%), office workers surveyed say saving money (66%) is a huge perk to working from home.


Other benefits associated with working remotely include the ability to spend more time with family and friends (56%), feeling happier (45%) - and actually being more productive (37%).

Over half surveyed (57%) revealed working from home provides them with the ability to embrace a more flexible schedule.


TOP 5 PERKS OF WORKING FROM HOME…

1. Flexible schedule 52%

2. Saving money 48%

3. Access to kitchen 47%

4. Wearing whatever they want 45%

5. Completing weekend to-do’s 44%