The home office and Co: Corona digitising

The working world has learned through the Corona of a digitization push. The new survey data from the Fraunhofer Institute for work economy and organization (IL

The home office and Co: Corona digitising

The working world has learned through the Corona of a digitization push. The new survey data from the Fraunhofer Institute for work economy and organization (ILO) and the German society for personnel management (DGFP) show. So a whopping 93 percent of the nearly 500 companies surveyed have indicated, motivated by the pandemic Web more and more, or to make use of video conferences. Almost two-thirds say that they lead meanwhile, discussions with employees, digital and at least 57 percent hold even their recruitment interviews by video conference.

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The largest "construction site" is the Result of the study Director Josephine Hofmann, according to the distance. "The practice Manager first, they are differently socialized." The technical hurdles are, however, surprisingly small; especially the electronic signing of documents hapere sometimes. "For many, the dissolution of boundaries between work and leisure is also a big Problem."

70 percent of the companies surveyed reported that their office had worked with staff in the Corona-Phase completely or mostly from home. 21 percent chose, therefore, a 50:50 model. "These Figures are even more impressive when one compares the realised extent of the practice prior to the crisis," says Hofmann. "Just 54 percent of the respondents there were in front of the Corona-crisis has no or few employees, who were able to make from the home office use, where only 15 and 17 per cent of the respondents were most or nearly all employees."

a home office – especially something for a well-Trained

The data contradict, however, quite clear from other studies that indicate the home office portion while the Corona is much lower. A Corona-a study from Mannheim, only a quarter of home office workers in the high phase of the Corona in time (end of March). In the meantime, this number declined again to 14 percent. For the Mannheim data over several months, approximately 3600 participants of the German Internet panel, were interviewed each week is representative. A major difference between the two studies is that the Fraunhofer Institute, especially the member companies of the DGFP of the respondents. The tend to be larger and tend to be more a service company, says Hofmann, selected, also, even in the study in.

The Mannheim-based Professor Annelies Blom and Katja Möhring also indicate that the Fraunhofer study, different than their own, to office workers refer. She was "not employed, in General, transferable," write the two researchers, in an opinion for the F. A. Z. "in Addition, the surveyed companies are characterised by their Online affinity in the case of participation in the Online survey." Blom and Möhring emphasize, moreover, that the home office was mainly an issue for well-trained people. "60 percent of the workforce with a baccalaureate work from home, but only 15 percent of those with medium maturity."

Within the from the Fraunhofer Institute group of respondents, in any case, the views of the future of the home office-work is quite positive: 42 per cent of the companies indicated that they would like to in the future to expand the company's offer to work in the home office, 44 percent are still undecided. Only a very small proportion (one per cent) would like to reduce the home office offerings, the Rest wants to remain at the Status quo of Corona.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 15:19

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