Many Americans who work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic are not concerned with cyberattacks, despite being at higher risk compared to working in the office, Chubb found in the new research. Some even use emails or personal devices to conduct business, despite the risks.
Also, they are not taking ergonomic measures to prevent injuries. Chubb’s research looked at how Americans have been doing in their home offices since they started quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,200 Americans between the ages of 20 and 65 have submitted responses, the insurer said.
According to the survey, approximately 46% of consumers said they were concerned about cybersecurity while using tools to work remotely. Nearly 50% said they regularly or sometimes do business on their devices or personal email accounts, said Chubb.
The risk is real. One in ten wealthy respondents said they had been the victim of a cyber attack while working from home. Among all respondents, about 3% said that a cybercriminal attacked during remote work.
And then there are injuries in the workplace. Chubb found that 41% of respondents who work at home report back or shoulder pain, new or elevated, in the shoulder. According to the results, 50% of respondents aged 20 to 25 reported this type of pain. The number was closer to 30% between the ages of 56 to 65 years.
Overall, however, respondents said they are excelling at work and staying focused, increasing productivity even under potentially disruptive work at home conditions, according to the survey. About 37 percent working from home said they were more productive, and about a third said they were working at levels that rivaled what they could produce in the office.
The focus during working hours is also strong. About 83% said they are working the same or more hours at home versus office hours, with 37% saying they work more hours. Another 17% of respondents said they are working more than ten overtime hours a week.
Workers are eating, eating, and drinking more at home. About 92% said they eat more or more at home than at the office, and 42% say they eat more at home.
Approximately 50% said they drink the same amount of alcohol as usual, but 26% say they drink more now. Approximately 23% said they now drink less. About 34% of respondents between 20 and 35 years old see the highest consumption of alcohol. The number is 15% for the ages of 56 to 65 years.
At 68%, many Americans who work from home are concerned about their financial well-being or the financial security of their families – high and consistent levels of concern are between the sexes and all income and age groups.
Chubb’s research was conducted by Dynata, a provider of professional and consumer data. US residents participated in the survey, had a minimum family income of $ 50,000, and needed to start working from home due to COVID-19.