99.8%  IT workforce incapable of work from home

A study reveals how the productivity might go down drastically, besides productivity other related factors will adversely affect the economy if remote working is followed for long

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As the IT companies opt for work from home culture due to lockdown and later, a study reveals how the productivity might go down drastically, besides productivity other related factors will adversely affect the economy if remote working is followed for long

Work from home is the new work culture amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic

All organizations in the IT sector are engaging its employees in remote work or work from home

Few big IT companies have announced a prolonged work from home schedule for larger chunks of workforce post lockdown

This could be drastic for the health of the national economy and the work output

A study has revealed that only 0.2 per cent workforce in the IT industry is highly productive.

About 99.8 per cent of the workforce in the IT sector is incapable of working from home

The study by research-backed innovative venture SCIKEY MindMatch reveals loopholes in the work from home culture.

The study indicated that 99.8 per cent of the workforce lack at least one of the required work qualities

Resistance to learning and exploring (95 %), lack in practical communication skills (65 %) and lack in planning and execution (71%).

It identified 17 per cent of employees as instruction-driven and need clear cut direction to deliver a task.

The data revealed that 40.42 per cent of the IT workforce is logic-driven engaging them remotely is a challenge

About 12.7 per cent of the IT employees thrive on their social interactions and find working from home challenging

To engage such persons remotely, a daily virtual communication becomes mandatory

Besides the work productivity, other factors related to work from home may not be good for the economy

When lakhs of people stop commuting to and fro work, there will be a drastic drop in the sale of automobiles

Public and paid private transport will also see an adverse impact in revenue

Lack in the engagements of office running staff will turn lakhs unemployed

Office property market will see a dreaded low in demand impacting the economy consequently

The study is based on more than 10,000 inputs of job-seekers in the IT sector

Work from home might seem an easy solution to companies but has a larger cost to pay

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