34% of employees are more productive working from home

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Just over one third (34%) of UK employees believe that they have become more productive since they started working from home due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, according to research by Qualtrics.

Its Work Different survey, which surveyed more than 2,000 UK employees, also found that just under one-third of employees are more creative when working outside of an office environment.

Furthermore, over a quarter (27%) are finding collaborating with their colleagues much easier since the start of the pandemic.

Sally Winston, head of EX solution strategy, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Qualtrics, said: “While working remotely for so long has had its downsides, not everyone has found the experience negative. Where some have struggled to acclimatise, others have found themselves more able to concentrate or come up with great ideas.

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“With businesses considering how they should approach flexible working in future, it’s vital to create a two-way dialogue with people. This is key to understanding how employees are feeling and appreciating whether the new work environment will suit the habits they’ve adopted over the past few months.

“Every worker will have different concerns and priorities. Getting visibility on how staff are feeling will enable businesses to react quickly in a shifting environment, improve employee engagement and even drive business performance. Businesses must be prepared to listen, understand and act to ensure the return-to-work process is smooth, safe and effective for everyone.”