The most significant impact of coronavirus has on the Americans is that they have started commuting from home. But the major question is how many people will actually go forward with the idea of working from home when the outbreak is contained.
Just last week, MIT survey of 25000 Americans derived the results that among the people who recently got hired, 37% are working from home. If we combine it with the pre-COVID commuters, the result is that almost half of the new American workforce is working from home.
The “Work” is forever changed
A recent webinar hosted by Brigid Schulte imposed the idea that the current pandemic is changing the working level for everyone and is affecting the working environment. The webinar also talked about the flexible working environment and how it changed the world.
Working from home not only boosts the productivity of the employees but also balances the routine between work and life.
Not everyone is privileged to work from home
Working from home is a privilege that not everyone can acquire. Working from home is only possible if you work with computers. Millions of Americans who work at grocery stores or are Doctors, as well as industrial workers, can’t enjoy the similar luxury that the computer geeks could.
And it is clear that more elderly people live in the areas where internet service is lousy, which makes it almost impossible for them to work from home.
Skepticism about a post-pandemic commuting world
It is clear that the future of “working” is changed forever, but there are some negative views regarding this statement, and these views are based on facts. It is a known fact that employers are money hungry individuals, and in no way will they allow their employees to work from home full time, part-time, and will return to the older ways of working.
Chances are that they will allow workers to do part-time
Right now, it seems easy for employers to have a check on their employees due to the internet, and this is how most of the employers will cash on the internet. Most of the employers after the COVID-19 crisis is over will be ready to ask their employees to work part-time in offices and part-time at their homes.
The catch behind this technique will be that it will be cheaper for the employers as they will pay less rent for their offices, and the employers will have the option to provide some other assignments to their employees just over an email without the hassle of inviting them in their offices.