Hybrid work has become the norm since the start of the pandemic, and employees have embraced the wealth of benefits, from better mental wellbeing to lower travel costs and emissions. 87% of workers stand by remote work, stating that it has retained and even raised their rate of productivity. 80% of managers on the other hand disagree, worrying that working from home is distracting employees and lowering efficiency (Microsoft). Resolving this conflict of opinion is crucial, as returning to pre-pandemic models of work is unlikely.
Workers are switching jobs more frequently amidst the ‘Great Resignation’, and are quick to leave a work environment that doesn’t share their values. With 87% of people now wanting to work from home at least once a week (Prudential), hybrid work has become a must for the majority. However, lack of communication between workers at home and bosses in the office has led to distrust, leaving employees demoralized and bosses feeling as if they need to micromanage. A connected workplace can bridge this divide, give employees a sense of belonging, and bosses the confidence that everyone is on the same page.
We’ve seen how important video software like Zoom has been in bridging connectivity during the pandemic, and video solutions don’t have to stop there. One cause of apprehension towards remote work is a shortage of resources. With tools such as e-learning packages that make use of engaging elements like video and animation, you can send clear and concise instructions instantly over email to those working from home. When employees are equipped with robust and interactive resources and are trusted to manage their own time, you are giving them the confidence and opportunity to work just as, or even more, productively at home.
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