In our second report, The Remote Lab covers the time of the pandemic and how it has affected the attitudes of employers and employees in Swedish organizations.
The main takeaways can be summarized into five bullets:
- The employers do not feel that they have been well prepared with proper hardware and software for working from home. Even so, a majority of the employees feel that they have had good support in their work from existing platforms and hardware.
- 60% of the employers address that they have little or no knowledge about remote management. But this picture differs from the employees since 72% feel that they have had good support from their supervisor whilst working from home.
- 32% of the employees feel that they don’t have control over their work half the time or more. This is a fairly high figure if compared to before the pandemic and could be a sign of lacking remote leadership skills and role descriptions.
- 40% of the employers do not have enough knowledge about employer liabilities when working remote. Almost half of the employees feel that they are not having good work environment at home.
- A majority, 96%, of the employees would like to continue to work remotely more or less. But from the employer side as many as 71% do not want their employees to work remotely in the future.
The report shows that employers have little knowledge about this new situation but that employees would like to continue to work in some kind of hybrid solution where as many as 96% would like to work remotely more or less. To continue to be relevant, employers need to reevaluate their attitude towards remote work and learn more about management, employer liabilities, how to build a good remote culture and about tools and tech that helps them to be more efficient when working remote.