Study Highlights According to Survey Respondents
- Zoom is the No. 1 videoconferencing software used by remote employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 40% of employees have experienced mental exhaustion from video calls while working remotely.
- 59% of employees felt more cyber secure working in-office compared to at home.
- 22% of employees working from home purchased a VPN during the pandemic.
- 58% of employees reported discussing sensitive information on work video calls.
- Over 1 in 10 employees had their video calls hacked while working remotely.
It may take years, or even decades, to fully understand the long-term ramifications of the COVID-19 health crisis, but one thing is sure: Working remotely will absolutely become part of our “new normal.”
While many major tech companies in the U.S. have announced plans to allow their employees to continue working from home for much of 2020, others are making the shift more longstanding. Twitter recently announced that employees would be allowed to work remotely “forever,” and Amazon CTO Werner Vogels described the transition to cloud-based work environments as “permanent” at the AWS summit in May.
Working remotely means employees have the opportunity to pick and choose the components of their physical workspace – but what about their digital workspace? How are companies maintaining communication, collaboration, and consistency (not to mention digital security) in the time of COVID-19? For an inside look, we surveyed over 1,000 people currently working from home on what their work life has been like in this new remote environment. Read on as we break down where workers feel the most digitally secure, what they think about video conferencing, the software that’s become part of their regular routine, and whether working from home is more of a blessing or a burden in their life.