Remote work for Poles and Slovaks was not a surprise. Only 16 percent and 15 percent of employees respectively did not deal with this form of performing their duties before the epidemic. Remote work was a much bigger challenge for Hungarians, because as many as 66 percent of them did not do it before.
Regardless of the degree of preparation, employees from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Romania agree that a laptop and the Internet are sufficient for remote work. They unanimously also point out that working from home most miss the clear separation of private and professional life and conversations with colleagues, according to the CBRE study "Working from home survey 2020".
“The previous paradigm of integrating professional and private life was quite simple. We spent part of the time in the office, another at home. We also knew what amenities we can count on in the office space and that leaving it we enter the private life zone. Now the balance between work and personal life has shaken. There is no user manual on how to behave and feel at this time. However, it turns out that the employees are doing quite well. At home, they adopted office minimalism and a laptop with Internet access is enough for them. However, many misses the office space, and more specifically interactions with other employees, which are now very difficult,” Joanna Mroczek, head of Market Research and Consultancy at CBRE, commented.