Digitalisation as a Cure

Will the Pandemic Shake Up Our Analogue Habits?

27 April 2020

If these unusual circumstances brought about permanent change in terms of remote work and digitalisation, we might see benefits for our work-life balance and the environment.

There does not seem to be any reliable data yet on how many people switched to working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic – whether by their own decision or because they had no other choice.

A survey conducted by Instant Research for the Sazka company based on a little over one thousand Czechs, shows that around 35 per cent of them are currently working from home – the Czech news agency ČTK reports.

Péter Virovácz, ING Bank’s Senior Economist for Hungary, told me that his back-of-the-envelope calculations would point to 22-23 per cent of Hungarians working remotely. He added that the last official data shows that in 2018, only 3 per cent of Hungarians were working from home.

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Martyna Trykozko

Journalist, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of 300gospodarka.pl. Based in Warsaw.

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