Logitech survey reveals people prefer to work at home over a pay rise

A recent study has found that 42 per cent of Australians would rather work from home, than receive a pay rise.

HOME OFFICE: Would you prefer working from home or a pay rise?

HOME OFFICE: Would you prefer working from home or a pay rise?

The survey, by suppliers of video collaboration technology Logitech, was conducted throughout the country with some very surprising results.

Head of B2B ANZ, Logitech Sean Byrne said the stats demonstrated how people had taken to the new challenges of home offices and the importance of flexibility over money.

"I think it's incredible that people would choose to work from home as much as they'd like, rather than take a salary increase," he said.

The survey revealed 27 per cent of people do video conferencing in pyjama pants, and 5 per cent with no pants at all.

Tradies have been found to be a bigger distraction at home over children and pets, and a large number of people have the guts to take video calls in bed.

More people have had tradies knock on their door and distract them during a video call (23 per cent) than dogs barking or jumping on the table (21 per cent) or children arguing or crying (13 per cent).

Getting up close on video calls has prompted 25 per cent of people to alter their appearance as a result of seeing their blemishes - and other people's blemishes. These alterations included changing hair colour, removing excess hair and actual alterations to the face such as lip fillers, botox, new eyebrows and new eyelashes.

Many people have developed new hobbies during the Covid period and a whopping 40 per cent of Aussies have become more active.

"While lockdowns make people want to leave the house and exercise, it's fantastic that so many people are walking, running and riding bikes for the first time. Many people are also taking up arts and crafts too, such as photography, learning a new language, drawing and even knitting", said Mr Byrne.

A total of 64 per cent agreed that video conferencing saved travel time for work and client meetings allowing for a greater work life balance.

"The survey results showed that video conferencing during this tricky time was allowing more people to speak to colleagues that they might not otherwise do. Almost three quarters of respondents reported an increase in their work efficiency from video conferencing and this is absolutely incredible", Mr Byrne said.