Ahead of the gradual recovery of daily life, the so-called 'with Corona', some companies have begun preparations to return to their former business form. We reduced the proportion of telecommuting, which was more than half, and resumed overseas business trips and in-house training.

Correspondent Han Sang-woo.


New employees receive training in a lecture hall at a large corporation.

This is a program to help new employees who have not experienced face-to-face interaction with their bosses and their motives for joining the company after working from home.

Psychological counseling is also being conducted for employees who have increased stress due to the irregular repetition of telecommuting and going to work.

[Lee Ye-seul / SK Innovation Psychological Consultant: Because the corona situation is prolonged. Our daily life has undergone rapid changes, and we are also supporting various education and workshop programs.] We

are also easing the quarantine standards within the company.

Samsung Electronics allowed domestic and foreign business trips to be conducted freely in its business divisions, and allowed up to 10 people for meetings and 20 people for training.

LG Electronics has reduced the ratio of telecommuting from half to 40%, and plans to increase the ratio further in the future.

However, the IT industry and others have decided to stay at home for the time being.

[Kakao official: We announced that we would continue to work from home until the end of this year, until the end of the year, and we are unconditionally 100% (working from home).]

This is because, given the nature of work, telecommuting increases efficiency and increases employee satisfaction, and also has the effect of reducing costs such as office operation and rent.

In the United States, 8 out of 10 large companies will continue to work from home even if the impact of COVID-19 is less.

It is an analysis that the form of work will not completely return to the past due to the prolonged corona virus, workplaces have become accustomed to non-face-to-face meetings, and various video conferencing technologies have developed.

(Video editing: Hongmyeong Lee)    

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