Coronavirus outbreak has created havoc in the entire world, and people are finding all the preventive measures to stay safe from the deadly disease. The virus is spreading fast due to exposure as people travel from one place to another. Because of the outbreak, the organizations across the globe have canceled their most significant events and stopped conferences from making sure their employees do not catch the virus.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Tech Executives Told to work from home
As the news of the virus being spread in the United States, Most of the large tech companies have advised their staff to stay home in seclusion and work from home. The Tech giants like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and many others have shut down their premises likely and instructed the workers to operate from home. With technology advancing, it is possible to work seamlessly from remote locations.
Poll shows no effect on productivity
A survey on an anonymous chat application Blind revealed that the various tech employees working from home these days said that they do not feel that their productivity is affected by not going to the office. Another poll revealed that 60 percent of employees think that there is no issue with their productivity and work efficiency due to the coronavirus havoc. There are still fears that the workplaces may be affected more as the virus is spreading fast, and since it has originated from Asia, the Asian workforce may be stigmatized for no valid reasons.
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Employees feel they work efficiently from home
There were 2068 employees of various tech firms like Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber and Google in the poll who said that WFH due to Coronavirus had not made much impact on the productivity. A lot of people from the Bay Area opinioned that they are working from home.
Big Companies advise employees to stay home
Since there are confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Facebook and Amazon, these companies are taking high precautions and preventive measures and have closed their facilities.
Microsoft also shuts down the facility
Even though there are no confirmed cases from Microsoft as of now, still the company has advised employees to work from home. Since King County, where Microsoft is situated, has issued an advisory to stay home.
The polls have revealed that tech workers do not see their productive harmed in any way due to working from home.