From June to October 2020, the Technical University Darmstadt carried out a study on 952 employees, working from home. They came to the following conclusions:
- More than a third of the respondents said that they work less productively from home than in the office. The living situation is therefore the most important factor for satisfaction and productivity when working in your own four walls.
- Young professionals and single people in particular have obviously struggled at home. On the one hand, this was due to the limitations in professional development. On the other hand, because of the social isolation from colleagues.
- If used correctly and under the right conditions, active office work home could offer numerous opportunities to improve employees’ work success in the future.
At the end of the study, researchers warned: without an active change process, a home based working environment will result in social upheaval and further increase the risk for a two-class society. The home office then becomes a status symbol for those who can enjoy themselves at home.
Here is the link to the study.