Poles love remote working. How many of us can work outside the company?

Most of the research so far over the past couple of years has focused only on employees allowed to work remotely or hybridized – without getting into the scale, let’s call it a phenomenon we’ve been witnessing since the start of the pandemic. Only in the latest Pracuj.pl study do we learn that most of us don’t have such a possibility and probably haven’t had one, even during a pandemic.

The results of the study mention 66% of employees who work exclusively from the office – data from March 2022, while in October 2021 it was 65%. It was the end of the pandemic, but with a large number of cases and a campaign calling for a second dose.

It can therefore be assumed that in fact most compatriots do not have the possibility of experiencing remote work now, and they did not have such an option during the pandemic. Although she wants to, because according to the Pracuj.pl survey, 54% of people who are currently working would be willing to apply for a new job, allowing any choice of work model.

Nevertheless, the remaining 36% who work remotely or hybridly still constitute an important group of Poles, in this context they are not surprised by the changes in labor law prepared for them by the leaders, and which will be sanctioned by certain provisions related to remote work. Especially since most of them really liked this mode.

No less than 86% of respondents who have already worked remotely or hybridized would like to continue this working model, and almost one in three would only like to work remotely.

So, breaking down these results in detail, only 14% of these people prefer to work only from the office, while the rest would like to work in a hybrid way – once a week or two or three times a month from the office.

Małgorzata Skonieczna, user research expert at Grupa Pracuj:

Data analysis shows that already in March the first signs of changes in the organization of work were visible. It can be assumed that this is the initiative of both employees and employers. While the share of people working in sentence or hybrid work in Poland remained at a similar level between the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, the proportions of hybrid work often changed.

Comparing this six-month period to the last survey, the percentage of people working primarily remotely for hybrid work fell twice. So it seems that over time we will be in the office more often, but the return of stationary work as the main pattern is unlikely to happen.

Some interesting data is presented in the graph above, which shows that people working remotely most often visit offices on Mondays – with a slight percentage change from October last year. Wednesdays and Thursdays take second place, followed by Tuesdays and Fridays in last (not counting the obvious weekends).

It is difficult to say whether this is due to the recommendations of the company or to the choice of the employees. Personally – if it were up to me, I’d rather be in the business mid-week more often than at the very beginning.

Finally, let’s look at the most commonly cited benefits of remote work. At the very top we have the obvious issue of saving time on journeys. I know people who waste almost half of their “days” there. For five or six years myself, I commuted an hour and a half each way – in the winter I left the house at night and came back at night, which was not a very positive long-term experience .

Savings on expenses and more flexible working hours are indicated in other places. A much smaller percentage is on the side of work efficiency and clean workplace layout.

On the downside, on the other hand, there are difficulties in separating personal and professional life at home and too few contacts with colleagues. Here again, this time on the opposite side, the argument of increased expenses appears, and the slightest clues point to the side of less efficiency in the performance of professional duties.

Source: Pracuj.pl.
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