Coping with COVID-19
June 03, 2020 11:02 AM

Survey Mechanics has recently conducted a survey to find out how people are feeling about work during the lockdown, how it's affecting businesses, and whether people are more inclined to support local business during and after the lockdown.

The survey indicates that two thirds of businesses have been affected adversely.

Businesses have adapted to working from home where possible, with varying degrees of productivity. While over 30% of home workers believe they are at least or even more productive, 45%  of business managers believe productivity is down. Two thirds of those working from home miss interaction with colleagues and find working from home more distracting, or have problems with IT and internet connections.

It seems that home working is likely to become a permanent for some, with over 25% thinking their organisation will adopt it. Only 13% have found working from home more difficult than expected, and almost 80% like not having to commute. 

Half are supporting local businesses more than usual and almost everyone says they will continue to support local businesses more after the lockdown ends.

Most people are gloomy about the prospects for economic recovery, with over 65% expecting only a slow recovery. This is echoed by businesses of which over 25% anticipate no improvement or even a further decline.

To read the full report, click here: