Research & Insights
Real change in Africa is contingent upon building strong, inclusive institutions, and developing the right leadership. Through our research, we create knowledge and translate it into actionable insights that can be used to transform the continent
Why Lagosians want to work from home
The six-week lockdown in Lagos to curb the spread of Covid-19, upended individuals, companies, and the megacity itself. It caught them unprepared too. It presented many, who worked from home for the first time, with problems they never faced before.
What traffic congestion costs Lagos commuters
Every day in Lagos, you are either stuck in traffic or trying to avoid it. Both situations come at a cost. For most of the history of Nigeria’s biggest city, its physical expansion has grown faster than available roads, rails, ferries, and buses. Such a mismatch is the cause of its inefficient transport system, and has socioeconomic costs for individuals, businesses, and the city.
Routledge Handbook of Organizational Change in Africa edited by Franca Ovadje, Danne Institute for Research, Nigeria and Samuel Aryee, University of Surrey, UK.
Danne Research Insights
Remote Work: Lessons from the Lockdown
Access to stable Internet and epileptic power supply were the most important challenges that employees faced while Working from Home (WFH) during the lockdown
The most important advantage of WFH was savings in time, stress, and the cost of traffic jams
WFH enabled respondents meet deadlines without pressure. They felt rested, creative, could strategize better and got more work done
An overwhelming majority of respondents (98%) would like to WFH sometimes, in the future
Danne Research Insights
- “Traffic is a major challenge in Lagos. If I am able to achieve 80% of my work without physically being in the office then why not?”
- “Lagos commute is grueling. Saving that time will make me more productive. But you also need to collaborate. So, a mix of both is good. If you go to the office 3 to 4 times a week, you can push the deep work component of your work till when you work from home 1 or 2 times each week. Everyone benefits and the organization gets more productivity from you.”
- “An office is a space where all available resources for me to get my job done is available. Therefore, my office can be in my home.”