Before the pandemic, an estimated 37 percent of American jobs could, in theory, be done full-time from home, but this was not reality. The total amount of American workers who worked from home at least half the time was only 4 percent.
But now, researchers predict that 40 percent or more of full-time employees in the United States will continue working primarily from home 12-months post-pandemic.
Although this seems to be a welcomed transition, it is not comfortable. There are a lot of growing pains, especially when the change is unexpected. According to a survey by the Society of Human Resource Management, over 70 percent of employers reported difficulties when transitioning to remote work. Additionally, a study from PricewaterhouseCoopers reported an observed dip in productivity for about half of the companies that made the transition.
But with the help of the right work from home apps, your new remote workplace can save you time and money, improving communication, efficiency, and effectiveness.