Is Work From Home Officially The New Norm In IT?
Monumental questions are arising across the IT industry of whether technology professionals will ever go back into the office or if working from home is truly the new normal. How many technology employees have already relocated with plans to work remotely permanently? Are IT professionals willing to take a pay cut to work from home? Will a remote workforce help diversity within the tech industry? And just how many IT professionals are searching for a new job or a new home in the next 12 months?
Indeed, one of the world’s top employment websites, surveyed more than 600 U.S. employees from the technology sector to find out these answers. Indeed surveyed 616 IT professionals who worked in the office before COVID-19 and have switched to full-time remote work, with an astounding 96 percent of all technology workers believing working from home is here to stay.
Industry legends like Dell Technologies CEO and founder Michael Dell and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger have previously said the coronavirus is the “black swan” event that will permanently change how IT professionals work forever.
CRN breaks down the most important results from Indeed’s report that shows just how much employees believe working from home (WFH) will change the workplace, their careers and the IT world forever.