Despite disparities between areas within the UK, the percentage of respondents working at home is more or less the same as the international average.
In the UK, 82% of respondents work remotely and 81% have all the tools they require. Internationally, 83% of respondents now work remotely and 80% report having the tools they need (Socitm).
However, other statistics seem to show the UK lagging behind the international average.
The international average outperforms the UK average on a range of factors. These include;
- Percentage of employees who receive training
- Percentage of employees reporting an improvement in work-life balance
- Percentage of employees reporting an increase in productivity
- Percentage of employees who believe service innovations have benefited citizens
- Percentage of employees reporting that no services had been paused or forced to stop.
The only two unenviable categories in which the UK average was higher than the international average were;
- Percentage of respondents who had issues with remote working tools
- Percentage of employees reporting problems with virtual meeting technology (Socitm).
While the Socitm survey was focused primarily on UK local government and therefore gives us a more accurate and comprehensive picture of the UK response, it is concerning that the country seems to be lagging behind the international average in almost all key areas.