44.7% of companies believe that remote work has had a positive impact on their productivity. Zacharie Scheurer/dpa

Three years after the start of the covid-19 pandemic, more than 80% of companies in Colombia, they continue to implement remote work at least one day a week. This was revealed by a survey Colombian Federation of Human Management (Acrip).

In the study, which consulted more than 200 companies of the service sector and industry, and of all sizes, it has been shown that the 55.2% of employees who work remotely do so from homewhile 40.5% telecommute (from a location other than home) and 4.3% do so from their mobile device, anywhere.

“One of the big lessons the pandemic has brought is that remote working can generate benefits for businesses and workers, provided the right monitoring and productivity systems are developed. This analysis reflects that it is It’s a modality that will last over time,” explained Acrip President Gladys Vega.

The report also indicates that, among the companies that affirmed to continue with the remote work modality, 15.8% uniquely implement it one day a weekwhile 24.15% do so two days a week, 28.5% three days a week, 8.2% four days a week, 19.6% five days and 3.8% six days a week.

Regarding the type of organizational domain that works the most under the remote work modality, the study found that the domains related to administration are those who use this modality the most (94.4%), followed by those of finance (70.6%), commercial (57.5%), logistics (25%) y manufacturing (ten%).

By level, the employees in charge of senior professionals are those who use remote work the most at 85.7%, followed by those of middle managers in 79.5%, young professionals (77.5%), the senior management (72.7%), technical staff (52.2%) y personal basis (31.7%).

“The survey showed that many companies provide benefits and/or equipment to their employees to perform remote work. In this sense, the data revealed that laptops are the ones that companies offer their employees the most (82.3%), followed by payments for mobile phone plans (36.6%), Internet connection ( 28%) and payment for video call tools (27.4%). ). Similarly, 10.4% of companies say they do not grant any benefits and/or tools to their employees,” said Acrip.

Finally, the study found that, when it comes to the impact of remote work on organizational results, 44.7% of companies believe that this method has had a positive impact, 18% acknowledge a medium impact and 8.7% say the impact has been low or minimal.

42% of people who do telework in Colombia believes that hybrid work has favored their Mental Health and their productivity (46%). This was revealed by a study on labor dynamics and trends in Latin America, carried out by We work with Michael Page in Colombia.

Thus, it was concluded that companies can make a difference if they provide spaces, processes, support and tools that promote professional development in an environment where mental health is a priority.

With this, the recently known figures can be thwarted, since in Colombia the data from the Bogota Health Secretariat In court in July 2022, they recorded 34,899 alerts from people at risk of mental disorders and, similarly, the Ministry of Health assured that conditions such as depression, anxiety and violence increased by 30% in the first year of the covid-19 pandemic.

According to the same study, the implementation of a model of hybrid work gives the possibility of working some days from home and others in the office, combining the best of face-to-face and telework by facilitating physical spaces for connection and interactionwhile travel times are reduced and therefore the number of hours available for personal use is increased.

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