Whilst we can see the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel, Lloyds staff will still be working from home well into next year. How have you adapted to this new normal and have your views changed since earlier in the year? Are you working longer, and do you feel more productive? Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, cited studies of the length of the working day which showed an 8% increase in working hours as a result of home-working. He said: “Not commuting has given me back two hours of my day, a chunk of which I spend working to offset the time spent answering the door for Amazon deliveries”.
How is home-working affecting your mental health? Do you feel the loss of physical social interaction with colleagues, which we know can lead to depression?
All of these are important questions which need to be addressed before decisions are made about the future of work in Lloyds Banking Group.
The purpose of our survey, which should only take 10 minutes to complete and is completely confidential, is to update our original research which we published earlier this year.
The results of the survey will be published in a series of Newsletters over the next few weeks.
Members with any questions on this survey or would like advice on working from home should contact the Union’s Advice Team on 01234 262868 (choose Option 1).