93% of employees are stressed about returning to the office after lockout: survey

MUMBAI: Even like India Inc eager to restart work, as in the days before the greedy, a survey reveals that 93% of employees are stressed by returning to the office, fearing that their health may be compromised.

“It may be an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live and work. This event has very quickly served as a tipping point to unprecedented change in the mind-set and attitudes of people, to both life and work. Our survey informs India Inc. of the new priorities they would need to juggle when it comes to the health and safety of their employees. India Inc. are clearly stressed on account of their health and that needs to be managed on priority. Evidence supports the fact that happier and secure employees are more productive and perform their jobs better while those under stress, perform worse, ”said Yeishan Goel, cofounder, FYI, which undertook this survey in the last week of April 2020. FYI Stark Resilient owns and operates FYI, a health-tech community product.

The survey was conducted by Research with 560 India Inc. employees across small, medium and large enterprises in major metro cities of Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Of these employees, 85% were male and 15% were female.

According to the survey, 99% would like to see a mandatory Responsibility (CHR) system for employers, as well as (CSR). Nearly 85% expect their employers to disinfect office space, implement and enforce safety guidelines and warnings, and seek new and innovative ways to protect their health while in the office.