According to a 2019 work from home statistics, only 44% of global organizations allowed home office. Within recent months, this percentage grew, as companies around the world were forced to switch to a fully remote workforce. This means that for many employees, working from home is a new situation to which they quickly have to adapt to.
Working from home comes with both challenges and opportunities. The benefits of working from home: 75% of people who work remotely say that this allows for fewer distractions and increased productivity. They also report reduced stress levels and are overall happier and more willing to remain with their current employer.
However, working from home does present some challenges as well. 22% of remote workers mention that their biggest challenge is unplugging after work, as the line between personal and professional life fades out. Another major challenge is the lack of the social element, with 19% of people working from home feeling lonely and struggling to maintain efficient communication and collaboration with their colleagues.