Working from Home Around the World
The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a huge, sudden uptake in work from home, as individuals and organizations responded to contagion fears and government restrictions on commercial and social activities. Over time, it has become evident that the big shift to work from home will endure after the pandemic ends. A new global survey of working arrangements across 27 countries presented in the EconPol Forum shows that employers plan an average of 0.7 work-from-home days per week after the pandemic ends. Planned work-frome-home levels also rise with the cumulative stringency of government-mandated lockdowns during the pandemic.