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Interesting study of impact of lockdown

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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:

  1. Saving money by not commuting (68.6%)
  2. Saving people’s lives by self-isolating (62.8%)
  3. Freedom to concentrate (60.3%)
  4. Being able to go for a decent walk every day to get fit (59.5%)
  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:

  1. I miss the office banter (62.0%)
  2. Eating too much (52.9%)
  3. I can’t get our somewhere nice for lunch (51.2%)
  4. Drinking too much (35.5%)
  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


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