A majority of Indian workforce does not want to go back to the office before a COVID-19 vaccine is launched, says a report by software firm Atlassian.
Besides, accelerated digitalisation in the wake of remote working environment only means Indian employees are getting restless about adopting new digital skills as they fear they may be left behind in the race for survival in the job market.
The Atlassian report, titled ‘Reworking Work: Understanding The Rise of Work Anywhere’, states that about 83% of the 1,425 participants from all types of cities in India were apprehensive about returning to the office because the corona vaccine is still to come.
A large number of employees in India are happy working from home when compared with employees in other countries. The report concludes that about 70 per cent of employees are getting greater job satisfaction working from home. They were also unhappy that it took a pandemic to allow them to work from home.
A majority of the people surveyed feel remote work has brought them closer to their team members.
At least 50 per cent of managers surveyed said they feel more secure in their positions now than before the pandemic.
However when it comes to striking a work-life balance, 81 per cent Indians say it’s difficult to separate work and personal lives. In comparison, only 58 per cent in the US face this problem.
The study was commissioned by Atlassian and conducted by the Australian research agency PaperGiant. It is an extension of the previous global survey conducted in early 2020 with knowledge workers in Australia, USA, Japan, Germany and France, an Atlassian release note.