The most significant impact that the coronavirus has on the Americans is that they have started working from home. But the primary question is how many people will actually go forward with the idea of this working setup once the outbreak is contained.
MIT surveyed 25,000 Americans, deriving results that among the people who recently got hired, 37% are already working from home. If we combine it with the pre-COVID employees, the result is that almost half of the new American workforce is working from home.
“Work” is forever changed
A recent webinar hosted by Brigid Schulte imposed the idea that the current pandemic is changing the working conditions for everyone and is affecting the work in general.
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 routine between work and life.
Not everyone is privileged to work from home
Working from home is a privilege that not everyone can acquire, though. 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.
On top of all this, it is clear that more elderly people live in areas where internet service is lousy. This situation makes it almost impossible for them to work from home.
Skepticism about a post-pandemic working world
It is clear that the future of “working” is changed forever. However, 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 as much as they can. They won’t allow their employees to work from home—especially if it’s full-time jobs. If you think of it this way, there might still be a chance that people 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 companies to have a check on their employees due to the internet, and this is how most of these businesses will cash in on the internet.
After the COVID-19 crisis is over, most employers 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. The employers will have the option to provide some other assignments to their employees just over an email without the hassle of inviting them to their offices.