Covid-19: Many Employees Wanted To Continue Teleworking

The scale of the Covid-19 led to the implementation of containment in March 2020, until May 11, 2020. A large part of the employees were therefore able to telecommute during this period. At the end of it, some employees were eager to get back to their desks and colleagues, while, according to a study, 84% of the rest were in favor of continuing to telecommute.

Covid-19: Many employees would like to continue teleworking

A study carried out by perception CSA for Malakoff Humanis shows that employees were mostly satisfied (73%) with teleworking during confinement . It is also this health crisis that has allowed some to have a positive opinion on teleworking. Among the positive points noted: more flexibility, autonomy, efficiency at work (better organization and concentration), reconciliation of private and professional life, saving of sleeping time, avoiding loss of time linked to the home-work journey, etc. In addition, following the confinement, some companies have decided to maintain teleworking partially, or even completely, by closing their offices.

In addition, 56% of employees were worried about returning to the company , for various reasons:

  • Fear of changes in work organization
  • Use of public transport (1 st cause for concern in Ile-de-France)
  • Compliance with social distancing rules (34%)
  • Need to work again in an open space
  • Trauma triggered by the pandemic
  • Fear of the second wave of Covid-19
  • Insufficient cleaning of the premises (17%)

Telework and health risks

Although teleworking is very popular, it is not necessarily good for your health . 27% of teleworkers say that this situation has had a negative impact on their mental and physical health:

  • Decreased physical activity (44%)
  • Degradation of working postures (45%)
  • Poor eating practices (25%)
  • Sleep degradation (33%)
  • Disconnecting from difficult work (48%)
  • Decline in the quality of labor relations (40%)

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