The working landscape in 2020 has shifted on a global scale like we’ve never seen before.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, many employees are learning to adapt to dramatically different ways of working.
To get a better understanding of what these changes look like for workers in Australia, we conducted a survey to find out how different workers nationwide have been affected by the global pandemic. We surveyed over 1,000 workers around Australia from 22 March – 8 April 2020 and asked them one question: With the unfolding COVID-19 situation, do you feel adequately prepared to work from home?
We discovered four key findings:
1. Only 55% of the workers we surveyed planned to work from home.
2. Of these only 1 in 3 (33%) were fully prepared to work from home, just over half (55%) were only somewhat prepared, 1 in 10 (12%) were not prepared at all.
3. Only 25% of those we surveyed said they would continue to work on-site.
4. Another 20% said they were unable to work from home.
This new research reveals that while working from home may be commonplace among office workers, a significant number of employees around Australia still planned to continue working on-site or had no choice due to the nature of their work.
We discovered that workers in the Care industry were the least prepared to work from home due to the nature of their work. As a result, the highest number of employees that continue to work on-site today are those in Care. We’ve identified that our extensive range of products can help safeguard on-site workers during this unprecedented time.
Only 55% of employees in the Education sector felt prepared or somewhat prepared to teach from home. Employees working in Education have had to navigate both on-site and online working as regulations continue to change. Here are a few useful online platforms that teachers can use to stay connected and continue to support their students’ learning.
We found Professional Service workers to be the most capable adapters of remote working and have identified what the future may hold for this industry. We look at new technological capabilities that will enable innovative ways of working people in these industries.
Our research revealed that only 57% of employees in Government Industries felt prepared or somewhat prepared to work from home. To help these employees feel more equipped in their transition to remote working, we look at how businesses in this industry can utilise technology for more flexible working into the future.
Due to the nature of work, many Industrial workers are unable to work remotely and continue to perform their duties on-site. To help keep these employees safe, we’ve provided a list of products essential to this industry.
As a business, Winc’s goal is to help every Australian achieve a better work-life. We will continue to support all employees working remotely and on-site by providing the equipment and guidance required to get their job done in the safest way possible. Winc will continue to be a reliable partner and supplier of everything you need to work, now and into the future.