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25 May 2020

Large-scale research into working from home

What do employees and employers think?

Far-reaching measures were implemented to prevent the spread of coronavirus, one of which was asking people to work from home where possible. The effects of this are clearly noticeable on the roads in the southern part of the Netherlands. People are travelling less, and traffic congestion has practically disappeared. Zuid-Limburg Bereikbaar and partners in Brabant, Rotterdam, and Utrecht are investigating employees' experiences of this new way of working. This research also asks employers about their experiences and ideas. This will create a complete picture of the findings and will show us how to promote working remotely in the future.

The research investigates the following areas of interest:

  • Working from home: what are peoples’ experiences of working and working from home during the coronavirus pandemic?
  • Health and productivity: how do people feel about their health and productivity during the coronavirus pandemic?
  • Employer: which measures have been implemented by the employer during the coronavirus pandemic?
  • Mobility: respondents' travel behaviour before and during the coronavirus pandemic?
  • Future: the working behaviour of respondents after the coronavirus pandemic?

So far, 1,800 respondents in the southern part of Limburg have filled in the survey. These results, together with the survey results from the other regions, will create a complete picture that many partners can use. We will be able to provide more extensive news on the findings in the near future.

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