A new survey from CraftJack reveals that 38% of remote workers regularly work from their beds. And while working out of bed may have its benefits, the disadvantages far outweigh them. This specific data set shows that many remote workers are still not putting together a proper workspace or home office.
Working remotely from bed
Why are remote workers still working from their beds? The simple answer is that they still improvise a workplace at home. In fact, 71% of survey respondents said they are developing their workspace.
Workspace development and financing
The survey says 91% of respondents have been doing something to improve their workspace over the past year. And they spent an average of $282 upgrading their workspace during the pandemic. Furthermore, 58% of them revealed that their employers have contributed either money or supplies to help develop their workplace.
Some other points from the survey are:
- 81% experienced pain and discomfort while working from home at least weekly, while 51% said it occurs most days or every day
- 64% say their bodies were less supported at home than it was in their offices before the pandemic
- For 50% of remote workers, physical pain is reason enough to return to the office
- Average spend on video call upgrades is $195, with 63% of money spent to improve their appearance on video calls
Although remote work was growing before the pandemic, the event has put adoption into overdrive. This has forced companies to evaluate a remote business plan with real-world applications. Only time will tell how many companies you will adopt in whole, in part, or not at all.
The CraftJack survey was conducted with 1,520 Americans working entirely or primarily from home between June 16-25, 2021. The average age of the respondents was 37, and they were 48% female and 52% male.