Teleworking would improve productivity

At a time when the fifth wave breaks, “Will employers be convinced that they have an interest in letting their employees telecommute? “, asked Antonin Bergeaud, economist at the Ecole normale supérieure, during a conference on companies in the crisis, organized jointly by the Banque de France and INSEE, Thursday, November 25. A crucial question … Read more

Reinforced barrier gestures but no widespread teleworking: how companies are adapting to the new wave of Covid-19

Employees work on the assembly line of the Smart car plant in Hambach (Moselle) in July 2020. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP Return to telework or a simple reminder of barrier gestures between employees on the sites? With the acceleration in the number of Covid-19 cases, coupled with the arrival of the new Omicron variant, feverishness … Read more

Teleworking, unloved by Japanese workers

Chronic. Japan is no exception to the rise in the use of telecommuting observed since the start of the pandemic. In spring 2020, teleworking affected up to 25% of Japanese employees against 6% before the crisis. However, at the same time, their productivity fell by around 20% on average. These are the two main results … Read more