With the onset of the pandemic, substantial numbers of workers began to work remotely from home. Over time, some workers and employers shifted arrangements to result in a wide variety of approaches, with some workers never working from home, a few always doing so, and a large number in some hybrid combinations. Countries such as Japan and China had very different public policies than the approaches taken in the US and the UK. Similarly to many citizens and their governments, workers and employers have not always seen eye-to-eye about the policies around remote work. Workers in most countries surveyed have higher expectations that they will be working remotely in the future. Workers’ expectations have not changed substantially since 2021 except for in Japan, where remote working expectations have fallen.
This MetaFAQ reports on the percentage of workers (full-time, part-time, or self-employed) and their expectation of working remotely in one year, split by country. Report [TUP_doc_2024_0110_nwft] in TUP Lenses: User Profile; Work/Life Balance