Digit Co-Investigator, Professor Debra Howcroft, has co-authored a report on working from home (WFH) for the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC).

The Covid-19 and Working from Home Survey is based on responses from more than 3,000 UK workers, the majority of whom were normally based in offices prior to the pandemic.

It was undertaken by Professors Phil Taylor, Dora Scholarios (University of Strathclyde) and Professor Howcroft (University of Manchester) and revealed some of the challenges associated with working from home.

While a majority of workers of wanted to spend two days or less in the workplace there was also compelling evidence that WFH is not desirable for a significant minority.

Read the report’s preliminary findings here.

 

Media coverage

London Evening Standard

Most employees want to continue working from home some of the time, study finds. 22 March 2021

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/research-phil-taylor-university-of-manchester-glasgow-wfh-b925537.html

Glasgow Herald

Working from home — Most workers want to keep going

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19178641.working-home—-workers-want-keep-going/

Morning Star

Over a third say that working from home has negatively affected their health 

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/over-third-say-working-home-has-negatively-affected-their-health-scottish-survey

Microsoft News

Most employees want to continue working from home some of the time, study finds

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/careersandeducation/most-employees-want-to-continue-working-from-home-some-of-the-time-study-finds/ar-BB1ePXGN

BBC Radio Scotland – Good Morning Scotland

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000tdjc

From 46.28 to 52.33 and throughout the day.