5 Statistics on How Covid Changed the Workplace, For Better or Worse

1. For the better: Remote work is a non-negotiable

“Only 12% of knowledge workers want to return to full-time office work.” (Future Forum, Slack)

2. For the worse: Not everyone is adapting

“60% of US workers cannot work remotely” (BBC)

3. For the better: Increased productivity

47% of networking professionals worldwide reported feeling “more productive” while working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Kentik survey)

4. For better & for worse: Organizations expanding contingent workers

32% of organizations are replacing full-time employees with contingent workers as a cost-saving measure. (Gartner)

5. For the better: Greater emphasis on mental & financial wellbeing

53% of employers reported providing special emotional and mental health programs for their workforce due to the pandemic. (National Health Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions)

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