On July 24, I contributed to a story that was featured on the Conversation website: The office is dead! Long live the office in a post-pandemic world. For my portion of this piece, I used our data to provide some data-informed context to the discussion about what work arrangements might look like for office workers … Continue reading Findings featured in Conversation story
Preliminary results indicate that COVID-19 will have lasting effects on our day-to-day travel. Transit in particular has experienced the biggest decrease in usage during the pandemic, but motorized travel is generally expected to become less popular in the long term. Meanwhile, biking and walking are expected to become increasingly prevalent as substitutes for car and transit trips.
Airplane travel has been dramatically reduced during the pandemic. We examine the flying habits of both business and personal travelers, and conclude that flying is likely to decrease for both groups (but more so for business travelers) in the long run. The ability to conduct meetings remotely and concerns about the safety of flying in an enclosed space with strangers are major contributors to this trend.
How is COVID-19 affecting the workplace? Initial results from our survey show that working from home is becoming more popular and probably will remain commonplace – though far from universal – after the pandemic. We are just starting to learn about the effects this trend may have on worker productivity and society as a whole.