Three Oxford-based groups of publishing workers are launching a survey to explore the experience of working from home and how work patterns might change after lockdown.
Branches of the National Union of Journalists, the Society of Young Publishers and the Oxford Publishing Society are circulating a Beyond Lockdown Publishing Survey as the first step in opening a conversation about how those in the industry would like to see working patterns organised when the current lockdown gives way to a new normal.
The survey is designed to interrogate the different personal and professional factors that play a role in determining experiences of working from home. After the findings are published, respondents will be invited to take part in an online discussion.
“We know that working from home during lockdown has worked well for some people and has been very hard on others,” said the survey organisers. “We know that companies are thinking about whether to shift towards more remote working as we move beyond lockdown into a new normal. The implications for people’s lives could be profound, and it is important to ensure that the full range of experiences of working from home are acknowledged and everyone gets a chance to have their voice heard.”
The survey can be accessed here and will run until mid March.
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