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88% employees in India favour work from home, claims study

The survey sampled 300 respondents in India and 2,012 in APAC region working in retail, manufacturing, health, technology and financial services

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88% employees in India favour work from home, claims study
The survey was conducted by SAP Concur, an expense management firm

As many as 88 per cent of employees in India favour working from home while 69 per cent of them believe their efficiency and productivity has increased while working remotely. The findings were deduced in a survey conducted by SAP Concur, an expense management firm.

This is the highest percentage (of workforce in India) in the Asia Pacific (Apac) region, saying its productivity has increased while working from home, according to the study.

The survey sampled 300 respondents in India and 2,012 in APAC region working in retail, manufacturing, health, technology and financial services.

Also Read: Infosys mulls permanent work from home for 33-50% employees

Meanwhile, around 34 per cent of those surveyed felt less gratified with the present time span spent on financial matters.
Although the employees working remotely have digital support in many areas from their respective companies, there still exists a significant gap in digital adoption for critical yet frequently overlooked finance and administrative processes.
Because of this, the employees have to dedicate considerable time for menial tasks that could otherwise be used doing productive work.
"Bringing in digital transformation for expense claims or invoice processing can have a huge multiplier effect on business and cost control," Mankiran Chowhan, MD of SAP Concur's Indian subcontinent operations said in a statement.

Also Read: Govt extends work from home norms for IT, ITes companies till Dec 31

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