Interesting study of impact of lockdown
Posted on 27/04/2020 by
A member of our marketing team took part in a study of the good and bad things about lockdown. The results are both entertaining and surprising!
- We want to save money more than lives (seriously?)
- We miss office banter most
- We like having the freedom to concentrate
- We are eating too much
There were only two questions. The first asked about the good things people have experienced in Lockdown; the second about the bad things. In both cases, respondents were asked to tick between 5 and, at most, 10 items from a list, but they also were given the opportunity to add their own comments.
The top five ‘good things’ were:
- Saving money by not commuting (68.6%)
- Saving people’s lives by self-isolating (62.8%)
- Freedom to concentrate (60.3%)
- Being able to go for a decent walk every day to get fit (59.5%)
- Saving the planet by not commuting (50.4%)
Over 20 people offered an additional comment. Here is what I think if a representative cross-sample. If you want to see the full list, keep scrolling and you’ll find it below.
- More productive because of zero travel time. Can be doing something else during meetings (like work or knitting)
- Get to see my spouse more often - really!
- I am never late at work
- Coffee on tap
- Live in my joggers!
- If the gyms were open, I could go at midday and early evening, and I get to see my dogs and husband all the time.
The top five ‘bad things’ were:
- I miss the office banter (62.0%)
- Eating too much (52.9%)
- I can’t get our somewhere nice for lunch (51.2%)
- Drinking too much (35.5%)
- Spending too much time on social media (33.1%)
Over 20 people again offered an additional comment. Here is what I think is a representative cross-sample. If you want to see the full list, keep scrolling and you’ll find it below.
- Being alone
- Being in a house with two very lazy teenagers is getting on my nerves seeing as I'm still working and they do nothing!
- Miss seeing work friends
- Missing my colleagues
- Brainstorming, idea sharing spontaneously with the people around you because they are just there
- Having to stay with your mum!
If you want to see the full results, follow this link.
Chris Peace, MD, Peace Recruitment