Two years after Covid, remote work is still relevant and mentioned again as a solution to current challenges, such as energy sobriety.
In light of this continuing trend, JPG Expert in office furniture and equipmentsounded Third year in a rowAnd the Workers who work remotely To measure the extent of their emotional development as well as corporate behavior in managing their workspaces.
If the progress of remote work in 2022 isn’t as clear as two years with confinement, with 33% of workers have worked remotely As opposed to 35% in 2021 and 41% in 2020, since 2021 remote work has become widespread and is accompanied by greater flexibility with an average frequency of two days per week.
The frequency and acceptance of remote work prompted remote workers to equip themselves a little better to improve their comfort:
• 80% of remote workers said participants in 2020 Lack of remote work equipment, they are only 70% in 2022. Note that JPG stock in view of the increase in office chair sales in recent months. If companies get a little more involved in equipping their employees remotely, there is still a lot of room for improvement from then on
• 40% of remote workers will be helped by their company in 2022 Compared to 30% in 2021 and 25% in 2020. With 1 in 2 remote workers declaring that they are more productive when mixing face-to-face and distance learning, it is no doubt important to overlook the importance of optimizing workspaces and also planning from offices, especially for companies that chose smaller surfaces. Young people and remote workers from large companies are also those who seem to be the most demanding regarding their companies in terms of improving the work environment. Before the health crisis, 50% of respondents did not work remotely
Practicing remote work before and after the health crisis
Among those who will work remotely in 2022, 57% say their practice of teleworking has increased compared to before the health crisis. They were 64% in 2021. 22% say their practice has remained stable versus 21% in 2021 and 21% say their practice has declined versus 15% in 2021. If the progress of remote working in 2022 is no longer evident compared to two years ago With confinement, since 2021, remote work has stabilized, spread widely, and was accompanied by greater flexibility.
More than one in two remote workers say they are more productive when they mix face-to-face and remote learning. More than one in two remote workers believe they are more productive when they mix face-to-face with remote work, which is an increase since 2021 (48%). Feelings of productivity in exclusive mode, face-to-face or remote working, have decreased compared to 2021. About 20% of those under 35 feel more productive in face-to-face exclusive mode compared to 8% of those over 50.
Comfort and ergonomics
The living room is still the room of choice for remote work, 45% of remote workers reside there, but the office is used by more remote workers than in previous years 40% in 2022 vs. 37% in 2021 and 36% In 2020. In 2022: 46% of teleworkers women say they settle into the living room (versus 44% of men) In 2021: They are 50% vs. 39% of men anchor in the living room. Young people are more likely to settle in the bedroom, 15% of 25-34 years old versus 8% of those over 50.
Working conditions at home are gradually improving… In 2022: 75% of remote workers surveyed said they are well settled at home, compared to 73% in 2021 and 68% in 2020. An increase that has benefited women since 2022, 78% 72% of men and 72% of women said they are well settled, while the gap between the two points was 15 points in 2021.
If in 2020 80% of teleworkers declared that they lacked telework equipment, in 2022 they are only 70% versus 76% in 2021. 36% of the teleworkers surveyed had purchased telework equipment themselves . 39% of them purchased an adapted office chair and 36% an adapted desk. But many remote workers still lack relief. 75% of women say they lack the elements to function well at home, compared to 65% of men. 80% of those between the ages of 25 and 34 also say they lack the elements, compared to 67% of those over 50. If the office chair is missing for more than 40% of remote workers in 2020 and 2021, it seems that they have equipped themselves since today, the office chair is missing for 27% of remote workers, as is the case for the second screen.
Companies that are more involved in developing workstations for their employees. In 2022, 40% of remote workers received assistance, compared to 30% in 2021 and 25% in 2020. Note that the share of assisted remote workers is disproportionate to company size. There is no higher or lower price depending on the size of the company.
Provision of equipment directly by the company remains preferable even if the percentage of refunds on the invoice has increased over the years
There has already been little change in company practices for outfitting remote workers, with fewer and fewer companies choosing to provide equipment and supplies and more and more preferring to foot the bill. As in previous years, companies mainly provide their employees with computers, digital services and audio headsets.