And unprecedented happens. It would seem, on remote, mode which joined many businesses in pandemic, people freeing up more free time and many began to do more. However, as it turned out, many Russians complain about the opposite effect: with the transition to the remote mode of operation the performance of the usual tasks start to take more time and effort. This is revealed in research conducted on the eve of the world day of productivity, which is celebrated at the end of June.

the Survey was conducted among 1126 Russians of working age who live in different parts of the country and which from the beginning of the pandemic working remotely.

the Majority of respondents noted that is did not affect their performance in any way. They, as before, perform the usual amount of work. However, for some reason, their working day in hours has increased. Almost all say that they had to reduce the time for lunch, often snacking on directly at the computer. More than half of respondents make a break only once every few hours. Some respondents complained of a decline in their own productivity: the number of tasks, many remained the same, but the time for their fulfillment began to spend more.

I work remotely for three years, and approximately the first six months I had the same situation: do not have time, snacking at the computer, terribly tired, until I developed a few rules that must be followed for those who work on remote, told the observer “MK” freelancer Julia Venclova. – First, you need to determine the working place and only work on it in any case do not get a computer on the couch. Second, clearly define the time for lunch – and always take a break for an hour. In addition, it is necessary to strictly set the beginning and end of the day, and even if something did not, to abandon the “overtime”. And, of course, do not work on weekends. Then life very quickly stabiliziruemost and you will start to do everything without much ADO.

the survey respondents cited the most effective means of communication to accomplish tasks – they were the messengers and programs for video conferencing, and on third place came noise-cancelling headphones. Only 17% considered it a useful program for project management.

the Main difficulty that workers face on remote work, respondents named the need to harmonize documents. Moreover, it was difficult for the people to arrange the “working place” in conditions of small apartments. 56% said that if Pets distract them from performing job duties, the recovery they need from 5 to 10 minutes. Among the distractions, the Russians called unstable Wi-Fi, with��social network and children, who this year completed training in the schools and kindergartens earlier than usual.

88% of respondents believe that their productivity is increased thanks to good and friendly relations with colleagues. The majority stressed that the best motivation for them is a salary increase or cash bonus.

and yet remote work gave the Russians a chance to revise their working lives. For example, 62% of respondents do not want to go back to the office and believe that personal meetings is a waste of time, because they can easily replace many of the online platforms that optimize their technology to protect personal information on a daily basis.

meanwhile. Another survey showed that many of those who moved to work remotely on giving, increased expenses on their arrangement. Admitted 38% of owners of country houses. If in 2019 the average costs ranged from 5 to 10 thousand rubles per person, the current in each of the 44% of respondents spent more than 10 thousand rubles. 47% of respondents this year spent in the countryside part of the period of self-isolation, and 14% throughout the spring. 65% of rest and eating kebabs, 63% were engaged in small repair, 25% – changed curtains, lamps and decor, and 11% decided to overhaul the building. 30% of respondents planted new flower beds and planted shrubs. 40% of the expanded gardens. Moreover, 20% of respondents admitted that due to the unstable situation want to collect in this year’s harvest is more to food supplies. The most active of holiday goods this year bought up saplings, seedlings, garden equipment, decor and lighting for the summer house, as well as barbecues and other leisure goods. Men plan this summer to buy more to give paint and new tools, women want to renew the garden furniture and Wallpaper, as well as purchase the goods for sports and Playground equipment for children. The majority of study participants (38%) plan to spend the summer vacation in the country, and women want to spend the whole warm season, and men like to come 1-2 times per month.