74% of Indians prefer to work from home after coronavirus pandemic: study

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly led most of us to work from home. While the whole remote work process has mixed views from the people, new research from Lenovo has attempted to examine certain patterns to understand Indians’ job preferences.

According to their findings, almost 84 percent of Indians think they could be better at their job if they had better technology skills. This means the prevailing skills gap in the country, which generally goes back to traditional teaching methodologies also the outdated curriculum.

The researchers asked participants about the most essential devices for work. Almost 87 percent of the respondents considered laptops to be essential to facilitate remote work. Of laptop users, nearly 43 percent of participants accepted that battery life is one of the main difficulties that make remote work challenging.

While, 58 percent of participants viewed video conferencing platforms is necessary, which is not a wonder due to the rapid adoption of apps like Google Meet, Zoom, and even JioMeet.

In terms of capital to facilitate remote work, the cost of personal spending for Indian professionals was the lowest among 9 other countries, at Rs 13,900.

Globally, nearly 63 percent of the workforce seemed more productive working from home compared to the office. Additionally, 52 percent of them are willing to continue working from home even after social distancing restrictions are lifted. The trend is even high when it comes to Indians, where 74 percent preferred working from home to traditional office work.

“We believe that this new reliance on working remotely will cause several Indians to increase their expectations for flexible, high-performance PCs and always-on services, and to become more aware of data security and privacy,” told Rahul Agarwal, CEO, and MD, Lenovo India.

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