Indian Workers feel More Productive Working Remotely

In a significant shift in the global remote work landscape, India has been ranked 64th out of 108 countries in the Global Remote Work Index (GRWI). This marks a substantial decline of 15 places from the previous year, raising concerns about the country’s readiness for remote work.

Five in ten Indian hybrid workers consider themselves more productive when working remotely as they could avoid traffic conditions which could span three to four hours each ways from office, a Gartner report said.

In the report, the authors mentioned that the use of technology by Indian workers increased since the pandemic outburst. “Indian workers’ use of technology has accelerated since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020,” said Rashmi Kotipalli, principal research analyst at Gartner.

“Improved digital dexterity, willingness to use real-time mobile messaging and virtual meeting solutions, along with scheduled flexibility led to employees experiencing an uptick in their overall productivity while working from home,” she said.

The report also mentioned that Choice of location and flexible working hours are the top enablers for productivity in the hybrid work landscape. The Gartner report said that more than 40 per cent of surveyed workers in the United Kingdom, Germany and France indicated that their productivity stayed the same. More than 30 per cent of workers in Australia said they were more or much more productive working from home.


In the report, Gartner authors say that employees in India used real-time cellular messaging every day. The report stated that 83 per cent of Indian digital workers confirmed that they use real-time mobile messaging to conduct most work activities and prefer this tool to other virtual communication tools available when working remotely.

Kotipalli said: “Digital workplace technologies replaced in-person conversations, authoring content with co-workers in real-time and offline file transfers in 2020. These digital workplace technologies have now emerged as the core components of the new work hub which represents an evergreen collection of cloud-based, personal and team productivity technologies across the world,”

Sixty per cent of employees stated they use messaging instruments every day, together with 50 per cent utilizing collaboration and storage/sharing instruments every day


Contrary to their counterparts in China and Japan, Indian hybrid workers reported that they prefer virtual meetings to in-person meetings. “Virtual meetings have always been desired by Indian workers. During the pandemic, Indian workers experienced first-hand the flexibility benefits they can reap out of virtual meetings, and now this has become their preferred choice,” said Kotipalli.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here