HR & Remote Environments
At-Home Employees Need to Feel More Connected
A survey by learning platform company Kahoot!
And HR research and advisory firm Workplace
Intelligence Found that remote employees across all sectors
prefer working from home at least part of the time but need to feel
more connected and reap the same benefits as onsite workers.
According to the report: "While most companies will adopt a
hybrid model where employees can split their time between remote and
office work, survey responses indicated that remote workers tend to
be seen as less connected to colleagues, less likely to be included
in important discussions, and may receive fewer training
opportunities. Conversely, office workers are deemed more likely to
get regular raises and promotions and remain with the company for
As a result of remote work during the pandemic, 77% of respondents
in the Kahoot!/Workplace Intelligence survey said they prefer to work
remotely at least part time, with 53% preferring a hybrid
"But for the hybrid workplace to succeed," the report
noted, "technology that supports efficiency won't be enough —
technology that drives emotional connectedness will be key, since 91%
of employees want to feel more connected to their teammates. The
ability to socialize also contributes to employee connectedness,
according to 72% of employees who say it's important that they can
have fun with their colleagues during the workday."
report is available with registration on Kahoot!'s site.
About the Author
David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 29-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.
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