“Countries with a higher proportion of office or service jobs will see less of a fall in productivity than those with [a] higher proportion of tourism or manufacturing [jobs],” said Mark Robinson, senior director of global strategic accounts at Aternity, in a report by TechRepublic.
As the crisis reshapes the world of work, organizations can expect further disruptions – leading to a wider gap between segments of the labour force – based on their industry and geography.
“Some of these differences are changing over time so the benchmarks will almost certainly show a different pattern between countries in the coming weeks,” Robinson said.
Aternity collected aggregate data based on the number of hours remote workers spent in accessing enterprise software between 24 February and 26 March. The sample included millions of employees from more than 500 Fortune 2000 companies.