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Working from home gets massive thumbs up, reveals new national survey

By Alan Beresford

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NEW research has revealed the vast majority of people who are still working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, feel positive about their current situation and have adapted well to the new routine.

Working from home continues to be popular.
Working from home continues to be popular.

According to the data from Cognito Learning, approximately two thirds of people feel they are coping well or very well with their new routine and 29 per cent said they are OK and getting there.

Less than five per cent gave a negative response.

Cognito Learning, which is a digital learning and wellbeing app, has analysed the data that thousands of employees working across all industries have provided to questions, from their employers, relating to working from home.

A common question employers are asking, through the app, is how people are feeling generally. On a scale of one to five, with one being negative and five being positive, almost 35 per cent of people clicked number four and a third said they feel indifferent. Almost a fifth went for number five, revealing they are positive about the whole experience.

Just 14 per cent say they feel negative about working from home.

Kirsty Foster-Jennings, strategy director at Cognito Learning, said: “The ability of both organisations and employees to adapt to remote working has to be one of the big business stories to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Working from home is becoming the norm for many employees across a vast range of industries and sectors and we’ve been helping companies across all sectors to find out how their people are adapting.

“The results are fascinating, and companies are now using the information to determine how they can improve working from home arrangements and better support people as they continue adapting to remote working.

“A key question is whether people will want to make working from home a permanent part of their work life, post Covid? This is something lots of employers need to consider now.”

Ms Foster-Jennings went on to say that while the numbers of people feeling negative and struggling to adapt to their new routine are relatively low, they should not be ignored.

Employees using Cognito Learning on their phones, tablets or computers, typically spend less than two minutes a day answering questions about wellbeing, training, products, procedures and compliance, to reinforce knowledge retention and give employers a valuable insight into where they need additional support or training. For further information visit www.cognitolearning.co.uk

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