SpiralMethod’s recent national survey revealed that there is a significant divide between employees and business leaders in regards to workplace productivity, communication and transparency.
According to the findings, productivity, output and onboarding were viewed as the most important reasons for employees to return to the office. Still, leaders and employees agreed that remote working had either a positive or little impact on productivity levels.
For instance, 46% of employees said their employer’s response to the pandemic positively impacted how much they contribute to the team. The 18% who felt that the pandemic negatively affected their work cited not being valued by their employers.
Even more, 77% of leaders stated that their contribution levels had increased since they moved to remote working positions.
However, only 60% of employee respondents claimed that they were asked about future workplace arrangements and policies. While 63% said they would prefer to continue working remotely, 56% said their company would require them to return to the office.
“In our work, we encourage leaders and entrepreneurs to develop a culture of impact and innovation versus policies and procedures,” said Leslie Jones, founder of SpiralMethod. “The idea is to take the entrepreneurial mind-set and apply it to employees so you’re no longer tracking time, you’re tracking results. Employees tap into their own efficiency, production, innovation, and collaboration in new ways.”