Global Survey Reveals 77% of Workforce Wants to Work from Home after COVID-19

Largest post-COVID survey to date indicates workers are more productive and happier at home

-Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics

Remote work is not new, but with more and more people working remotely, especially in these difficult times, different challenges have emerged.



Many of us - in business, government, education, and non-profit organizations - have gotten a crash course in working remotely the past few months. Remote work comes in a variety of styles:

  • Fully or mostly remote workers – "virtual company"
  • Mixed – some remote workers, some in the office. Whether remote may be determined by function or functions can be mixed.
  • Hybrid – workers come to the office 1-3 days a week or one or two weeks a month.

What have we learned?



  • What were the "biggest pain points" from the experiment in remote for you personally and your organization?
  • What seems promising about remote work going forward in a "normal" world?
  • What are the deficiencies of the remote integration tools you used?
  • What is the perceived benefit for drawing from a larger area vs. easier job switching?

Agenda

9:55 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. EST


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10:00 A.M. EST


Welcome by the VTCRC


This panel of professionals will discuss lessons learned

about remote working during the pandemic, including lock down and physical distancing recommendations,

and implications for the future of remote work in the New River Valley area.


Panel Discussion moderated by Pete Larkin


Q & A / Feedback


Summary by Dr. Gary Schirr



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Because we often spend 40 + hours a week working, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center wants a community that promotes a complete well-rounded program to promote healthiness for both mind and body. Our focus is to provide companies with six essential elements to assist your employees with a fulfilled balanced life through our VTCRC 360°: Corporate Wellness Program.


PURPOSE Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals

SOCIAL Having supportive relationships and networking interactions

FINANCIAL Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security

COMMUNITY Liking where you live and having pride in your community

PHYSICAL Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily

HEALTHY EATING Making good food choices to fit your health and dietary goals