Despite years of companies experimenting with telecommuting, nearly 49% of workers say they are working at home now and it is an entirely new experience, according to a study by Morphisec. Here's one of the study's findings that should send shudders through tech departments; 56% are using their own personal computers and 23% don't know what security they have in place for their devices.
Accelerated trend. According to Morphisec, the covid crisis accelerated a trend already in place. One study by Flexjobs, said the number of remote workers grew 159% between 2005 and 2017. Between 2014 and 2019, the number grew 44%. One study by Owl Labs, found that 56% of global companies already allowed their employees to work from home.
Now working at home full-time. The difference is that before covid, the 51% of employees who worked remotely mainly did so occasionally. In the Morphisec study, 45% said they worked at home just one day per week pre-pandemic. Just 24% said they did so twice per week, and 31% said they worked from home more than twice per week before the crisis.
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