Remote Working In China And Its Potential Impact On Office Workplace Strategy
While having the ability to work from outside of a corporate office has been feasible for the last couple of decades, working remotely at home in China has become important on a grand scale only really since the outbreak of COVID-19.
According to a recent survey carried out by Cushman & Wakefield of over 2,000 office landlords and office occupiers in China, only 30% of respondents said they had returned to their workplaces by late February since the end of the Spring Festival holiday, while at least 40% of respondents said they are currently working remotely.
Home/remote working can be a win-win opportunity for employers and employees alike in China. The value that remote work empowerment delivers in terms of employee attraction, engagement, morale, and retention is now well recognized.
According to the same recent Cushman & Wakefield survey, around 21% of the interviewed enterprises in China will change their mode of working and adopt a home/remote working business platform for their office employees in the future.
Additionally, 81% of the interviewed enterprises in China are likely to add more intelligent communication network technology software and devices, such as cloud conference-related software and devices.
By doing this, these enterprises hope to better enhance the home/remote working experience for their office employees, and boost employee engagement and work productivity.