Three years into the covid-19 pandemic, Australians’ work habits are finally stabilizing. Remote work is the big winner. According to a study published last April by the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at the University of Sydney and its transfer daily WatchmanAnd The average Australian worker spends 27% of their working time at home..
A number that covers many geographic and socio-professional disparities. This proportion is particularly higher in large cities. In Sydney, workers spend 31% of their work week at home, compared to 35% in Melbourne and 33% in Brisbane. It notes the institute, which analyzes the working habits of Australians twice a year.
For David Hensher, professor of management at ITLS, which he founded, this data represents ‘The new normal’ work habits in the country. Normal for executives and office workers, who find it easy to work remotely, unlike other professions.
Also according to David Henscher, despite the periods devoted to personal activities, nearly half of the time saved thanks to the absence of commuting is devoted to additional work, often without pay. “It’s a productive gain,” he refers to.
Incorporating remote work into Australians’ work routines has had a positive impact on the environment by reducing 8% of carbon dioxide emissions2 relating to the transportation of passengers and goods”. newspaper reports.
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