WorldatWork Report Forecasts the Future of Remote Work in India
#evolve Magazine
July 18, 2021
Compiled By Mark McGraw

While the number of remote workers is expected to decrease as the coronavirus pandemic recedes, new WorldatWork research finds that companies in India anticipate that more employees will be working remotely after the pandemic than before it started.

The survey of more than 330 of the organization’s members in India found the country’s employers saying that approximately 58% of their workforce is currently working remotely. Looking ahead to a post-pandemic work environment, respondents said they anticipate that just less than 40% of their employees figure to continue working remotely.

“Once it was proven that productivity didn’t drop with remote work, which was of high concern with organizations prior to the pandemic, many thought extensive remote work would be here to stay. However, there are individual factors to consider, and the ‘convenience’ of work-from-home isn’t truly convenient for all,” said Alicia Scott-Wears, director, total rewards content at WorldatWork.

“While there may be more accommodations to remote work, whether full or part-time, it seems that more alternative workspaces and flexibility will be the big takeaway as the pandemic recedes. Organizations will likely take heart to evolving office space needs and working styles to bring the best balance for their workforce and operations.”

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