GitLab publishes remote work report

When working remotely, employees primarily value the time they gain for family and social affairs, nature and health, as well as efficient time planning.

GitLab, one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with around 1300 employees in 66 countries, has its latest report Out of the Office: How the world adapted to working remotely in 2020 released. The report is closely related to the study presented in March last year The Remote Work Report: The Future of Work is Remote.

The results of the current report, for which 200 employees worldwide were surveyed, show how much the pandemic has reshaped the remote working world and accelerated flexibility. In the digital economy and in certain work areas, remote work has become a model suitable for the masses and is increasingly recognized as a competitive strategy in companies.

The most important results of the study at a glance:

  • Remote work is becoming a core competency for companies: 74 percent of those surveyed “probably” to “very likely” want to stay with their current employer because the latter offers remote work. This shows a clear connection between loyalty to a company and the offer of remote work.
  • The pandemic is turning the world of work inside out: 56 percent of those surveyed only worked remotely for the first time during the pandemic. Only 1 percent of those surveyed now want to return to the presence office. The identification as remote employees increases – an additional motivation to master the challenges of decentralized teams.
  • Home office offers things that are missing in the office: 47 percent of those surveyed value the proximity to nature and the opportunity to go outdoors when working remotely, 34 percent see the pleasant home office atmosphere as an important plus point.
  • Remote work is the future of life because it offers opportunities to fit work into life and not the other way around: 37 percent of those surveyed have optimized their lives in such a way that they can find more time with their families and social issues, 30 percent of those surveyed value the The great outdoors or sport and health and 26 percent have tightened their schedules to gain more time for personal matters.
  • Personal contacts are essential for building a remote culture: More than half of employees (57 percent) miss social interactions with colleagues. Nevertheless, 65 percent of respondents said that remote work had a positive or neutral influence on their teamwork.
  • The greatest challenges of remote work: setting limits (25 percent), staying focused and productive (20 percent), protecting your own mental and physical health (23 percent) and putting personal priorities first (9 percent).
The full English-language report is available on this page ready for download.

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