Research News Live

#NewMR COVID-19 Impact 2020 Wave 2 report

#NewMR has conducted a series of surveys to see how researchers and insights professionals are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report for Wave 2 has now been released and states there is very little change between Wave 1 and Wave 2.

Key Takeaway
Most people are coping, but some aren’t. Managers, owners, and leaders should be a) advocating the case for research, and b) identifying and helping those who are not coping. Not coping includes financial problems, social problems, work problems, and welfare problems.

Other key points include:

  • Most people are coping, so the most urgent task is to identify and help those who are not
  • Almost everybody is at home, either working at home, or not working
  • About 50% of people have seen their income reduce
  • People want the industry’s leaders to promote the case for research

The results are published on the NewMR.org website.

Contact Ray Poynter at ray@new-mr.org. if you have questions about the report

mm
About The Research Society 662 Articles
The Research Society is the peak body for research, insights and analytics professionals in Australia. It has a diverse membership of individuals at all levels of experience and seniority within agencies, consultancies, client-side organisations, the non-profit and government sectors, support services as well as institutions and the academic community. As well as over 2,000 individual members, the Research Society has 100 company and client partners, with the number continuing to grow. The Research Society research professionals and company partners commit to and are regulated by the Research Society Code of Professional Behaviour.