93 % Employees In India Are Anxious To Return to Office

Like many health experts have been saying, we may have to live with coronavirus for a long time. Many changes have happened so far since the lockdown and many more may come our way before the situation gets back to complete so-called normalcy.

While all the employees in India have mixed thoughts on how their work-life could be post lockdown, there are many among them worried about the financial situation and their jobs with the big collapse of the economy leading to lack of projects to companies that employed them.

A survey conducted by MindMap Advance Research with 560 India Inc, entities that include small, medium, and large enterprises in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, came up with results that have at least 93 percent of the employees working in India are anxious to return to offices post lockdown.

More than 85 percent of them expressed an expectation of finding their office spaces thoroughly sanitized before allowing them to the workplace. They are expecting their employers to enforce safety guidelines and implement all the measures to protect their health in the workplace.

Of all the employees who participated in the survey, 85 percent were male and rest female. Among all, 59 perc net employees appear concerned about their health and 25 percent admitted being anxious about the financial position as it could be affected due to many reasons post-pandemic crisis. 16 percent of employees were anxious if this crisis will be prolonged that again could lead to much pressure and high anxiety.

Around 81 percent of employees in the survey said they would come back to the workplace only in batches, and 73 percent want their employers to enforce work from home.

In the same survey, 99 percent of employees supported the mandate of Corporate Health Responsibility (CHR), just like Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Around 96 percent agree to cooperate and comply with the health monitoring initiatives at workplace, even if it causes inconveniences. This shows how coronavirus has changed the way people think and care, while these changes last for years to come.