About the Corona and beyond: Who wants to adhere to the home office

Many companies in Germany want to hold a study found that after the Corona-crisis at the home office in the industry. In the manufacturing sector, to include, a

About the Corona and beyond: Who wants to adhere to the home office

Many companies in Germany want to hold a study found that after the Corona-crisis at the home office in the industry. In the manufacturing sector, to include, among other things, the engineering, the chemical and the car industry, before the outbreak of the pandemic not only in every fourth company Employees regularly worked from home, as an evaluation of the centre for European economic research (ZEW) showed. Now it will be almost 50 percent.

For the time after the crisis, therefore, approximately 37 percent of the company, home office planning to use. The ZEW respondents 1765 companies, 775 from the manufacturing sector, 990 from the information economy.

Strong changes in the information economy

"Because of the new experiences and insights many companies are planning to take advantage of the home office even after the crisis, more intense than before the start of the Corona pandemic," said ZEW expert Daniel Erdsiek. Even more than in industry, the changes in the information economy, which includes the ICT industry, media service providers and knowledge-intensive service providers.

"before the crisis, about every second company in the information economy, the home office, because of the significantly more activities for the mobile are Working," explained Erdsiek. Almost two-thirds of companies planned to use also after the crisis the home office.

Both in manufacturing as well as in the information economy, it is mainly larger companies with more than 100 employees, the expected permanent expansion of the home work (56 percent and 75 percent). Overall, every third company was about to have a short term in new technology is investing to take advantage of the home office in times of crisis.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 06:20

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