About 40% of South Africa’s senior professionals want to move to full-time remote work according to data from a salary survey of 2 000 white-collar professionals conducted by Robert Walters, a global recruitment consultancy. According to the survey, 66% of professionals reported an increase in productivity when people worked from home while almost a third said that working from home had allowed for an increased focus on wellbeing and 35% found the more regular updates and check-in calls from managers and colleagues during lockdown to be a positive change to their work environment. But there has also been a downside as employees are reportedly working longer hours and there has been an escalation in gender-based violence.