Internet activity indicates support for remote work
There has been a research search uptick in the term “remote work”, an indication that more people could be searching for remote-friendly jobs.
It could also be that workers are searching for arguments and evidence that they might use to convince their bosses to work remotely, according to the article, published jointly by World Economic Forum and Quartz.
Earlier in the pandemic, it could be likely that people performing a Google search on remote work were trying to figure out how to do it, but by now, most office workers should know about virtual meetings and setting up work-life boundaries, the article read.
Since the pandemic began, there has also been a spike in search interest for back pain, which could suggest a possible link between the rise of remote work and aching spines worldwide.
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The reporting, by Newsweek, highlighted that the pandemic could have worsened people’s back pain, which could directly be a symptom of the disease itself, or due to many people having to work from home for an extended time.