Finns are more willing to continue teleworking than people from other countries

Finns are more willing to continue teleworking than people from other countries

According to the study, teleworking of staff doubles from the pre-coronavirus pandemic level of -0.9 days per week to 2.5 days per week after a pandemic.

“After the pandemic, 97 percent of workers would like to continue working remotely at least one day a week.” Sofia Jakas, Director of JLL Finland, said Helsingin sanomat newspaper.

The results of the survey are in sharp contrast to the results of surveys conducted elsewhere in the world aimed at converging the level of telework in the post-pandemic world.

In July, CBRE reported that telework will continue in Finland one day a week, referring to the results of a large-scale study on the use of office space in Asia-Pacific. The starting point of the study is that the development of real estate demand in Asia typically predicts a similar development in Europe.

However, based on the nearly 400 responses collected by JLL, it seems that this is unlikely to happen in Finland.

Jakas pointed out to the daily that the survey is the consulting company’s first measurement of the readiness of Finnish employees to continue working remotely. – We have a lot of international views. Now we have the opportunity to compare Finnish data with international data, ”he said.

“The world is constantly changing, and this was the situation in May,” he recalled.

According to him, telework is seen in Finland as largely positive. Finnish employees also did not give any indications of a decrease in motivation and productivity, which is often observed in international studies. Their responses also show that their willingness to work only decreases and psychological stress increases if teleworking accounts for four days of the work week.

“People have adapted better than average and want to continue working remotely in the future,” Jakas summed up.

“Our homes are important to us and we enjoy the time we spend there,” he added, analyzing the results. “Abroad, the workday is being utilized more socially – workers go out for drinks and snacks after the workday.”

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page




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