Study Finds Hangovers Caused Change to Remote Work Hours

Hangovers were one of the top reasons for changes to remote working hours throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new industry study by Alliance Virtual Offices.

Employees valued “being near nature” over “being near family” and 87 percent of surveyed companies plan to change their real estate strategy within the next year to adapt to remote-work models.

Extant literature was reviewed from scientific sources by an experienced academic librarian to study how work-from-home models of business developed and will continue to evolve during and after COVID-19. The analysis was conducted by reviewing more than 900 survey respondents of workplace practices beginning just before the COVID-19 pandemic and extended through the present to include future plans of employees and corporations.

Impact to work-from-home hours:

  • Hangovers caused 26.3 percent of remote workers to change their working hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Workers value green spaces over family time — Priorities differ among remote workers, but they reportedly value “being near nature” over “being near family.”
  • Vast majority of workers prefer work-from-home over office time –When given the option to work from home, only four percent of workers chose to work in the office.
  • Remote work is positive for diversity and teamwork — Some data suggests remote work has little negative impact on teamwork and workplace diversity.
  • Majority of companies will change location strategy due to COVID-19 — 87 percent of companies will change their real estate strategy to adapt to remote work within the next year.

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