Together with Mårten Westberg (EIBA), Stefan Tengblad (University of Gothenburg) and Petri Kajonius (Lund University), Netigate asked 1,500 Swedish people about working from home during the Corona crisis. The results of that study are here in our working from home report.

The aim of this report is to help Swedish companies and managers better handle the situation when many employees may want to— or, in many cases, must— continue working from home. Managers and HR departments need to prepare for the workplace of the future. Currently, many people today work based on a model that assumes most people are situated in the office.

About the survey and report

Sweden has been at the forefront when it comes to digitisation. In 2019, 98% of Swedes had access to the internet at home. This works in Sweden’s favour when it comes to working from home, which international surveys also provide support for. The ability to organise work from home can also be an important means of competition in the job market post Corona, which is especially important for a sparsely populated country like Sweden. Therefore, we have focused on people who have worked from home either full or part time during the Corona crisis.

1,500 randomly selected people participated in the survey. The sample is nationally representative, which means that there is an even distribution of gender, geographical location, age and income level. Of the 1,500 people surveyed, 506 answered “yes” to the question about whether they worked from home during the Corona crisis. These 506 people have since had to answer another 60 questions about housing, family, transport, personality and other goal variables such as motivation, productivity, stimulus, how it went for their employer and more.