A new survey from Boston Consulting Group on employee sentiment reveals that remote and hybrid work arrangements have had a positive impact on productivity.
The article titled “What 12,000 Employees Have to Say About the Future of Remote Work” was conducted across Germany, India and the US, and found that employees will continue to demand flexibility for the foreseeable future.
According to the survey, 75% of workers said that during the first few months of the pandemic, their productivity on individual tasks had improved. However, for collaborative projects, the number was lower with only 51% saying their productivity improved.
“It turns out that social connectivity is a critical element of what enables us to be productive when collaborating in the workplace,” said Debbie Lovich, a BCG managing director and senior partner. “So, for any company looking to adapt to new virtual or hybrid virtual/onsite workplaces, promoting virtual social connectivity between colleagues is going to be critical.”
Even more, 60% of employees said that they want some form of flexibility in where and when they work. This will likely lead to employers looking to integrate new systems and technologies to make hybrid or remote working a more seamless process.