原文：More than 40 percent of professionals working at home because of the pandemic would prefer to work remotely full time in the future, suggests a new report from Valoir.
"One of the reasons we did this survey was to help provide people with more data to understand they weren't alone, and we expected to hear more about stress and the negatives of remote work," said Rebecca Wettemann, principal at Valoir.
"What was surprising was that the data says more than 40 percent of people prefer working remotely," she told the E-Commerce Times.
The survey was conducted online in March and April and data was validated through more than 20 phone interviews. Respondents were divided equally among companies with 500 or more employees, those with 50-500 employees, and those with fewer than 50 employees, Wettemann said.
The majority were from professional services, government/education, other services, technology and nonprofits.
More than half of the respondents had worked partially from home or a remote office before the pandemic, and more than 10 percent worked from home full-time.
Four out of five respondents gave their employer an A or B grade in supporting remote work.
The biggest distraction was social media. Nearly one-third of respondents reported spending nearly two hours on it.
Job security was a concern for 28 percent of respondents, and company viability for another 5 percent. Combined, those issues scored more than 10 points higher than concerns about becoming sick, or worry over the illness of a family member or loved one.
原文作者：Richard Adhikari • E-Commerce Times • ECT News Network