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66% of professionals surveyed still don't know when going to the office will be a thing again: new study

Covid-19 workplace restrictions might be about to ease for many workers. (Source: Flickr)
Covid-19 workplace restrictions might be about to ease for many workers. (Source: Flickr)
A new study conducted in June 2020 by the company TeamBlind indicates that 33% of the workers who participated in it have been given a date on which they can resume office work. This figure varied when corrected for location or company, however. 57% of the respondents stated that they would keep working from home given the opportunity, however.
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Many workers in areas such as finance, IT and tech were sent home to work due to Covid-19-related lockdowns and restrictions forever - or rather, that's how it may have seemed to some of the professionals in question.

TeamBlind, a company that runs an anonymous corporate feedback and discussions website with a claimed 3.6 million-plus user-base, has released the results of a June 2020 study on outcomes and attitudes to this situation among about 3000 respondents from various locations in the US.

This research reportedly shows that approximately 66% of the participants have still not been notified by employers as to when they are to go back to their respective workplaces. The data also shows that 26% of NYC-based respondents do know the date on which they are expected to resume office work, as do 46% of Bay Area respondents and 30% of those who work for Google.

There are those out there who are currently engaged in remote work and have now decided they do not want that to change. 57% of TeamBlind June 2020 study respondents stated that they would keep working from home given the opportunity, whereas 27% of NYC participants they would not.

Then again, 4% of this cohort stated they had turned down offers to support the same from their employers, although 9% of Bay Area TeamBlind June 2020 study respondents declared that they had done the opposite.

This may be due to workplace perks, such as free canteens or other corporate facilities for employees. Of this new study's respondents, 87% of those who said they work at Microsoft expected to see them again on returning to the office, whereas 72% of participants from Facebook said the same.

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As Coronavirus cases surge in the US, telecommuting is becoming more prominent. On 06/10, Blind, an anonymous community of verified professionals with 3.6+ million users, began running a survey gauging how professionals across industries are dealing with telecommuting:

 

Has your company given a date as to when people are expected to return to the office? Has your company indicated that you would be offered permanent telecommuting?

Do you expect the “perks” of office life (free meals and/or snacks, for example) to come back?

What about working in an office do you miss the most?

 

The survey was conducted between 6/10-6/18. There were nearly 3,000 responses: Nationwide, 33% of professionals have been given a date as to when they are expected to return to the office

Only 26% of NYC of professionals have been given a date, compared to 41% of Austin professionals 30% of Bay Area professionals have been given a date 46% of Google professionals have been given a date

Only 4% of professionals state they have been offered permanent telecommuting, but did not accept a permanent telecommuting offer

57% of professionals nationwide state they would accept a permanent telecommuting offer, but have not received one yet

9% of Bay Area professionals state they have been offered permanent telecommuting, and accepted it

27% of NYC professionals state they have not been offered permanent telecommuting, but would reject the offer anyway

54% of professionals nationwide expect the “perks” of office life (free meals and/or snacks, for example) to come back

87% of Microsoft professionals expect the “perks” of office life to come back

72% of Facebook professionals expect the “perks” of office life to come back

 

“No kids fooling around while I'm working” is what one Bay Area professional misses “about working in an office do you miss the most”

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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07- 6 (Update: 2020-07- 6)