With over 1,500 interviews conducted with employees across the US and Western Europe, new research from Futuresource Consulting suggests that hybrid working is here to stay, with 45% of American home-workers expecting to remain at home throughout 2022.
This news comes from extensive market research carried out by Futuresource Consulting, as part of the Home Working End User Survey. The principal goal of the survey was to determine employee attitudes and behaviour around conferencing technology in the workspace.
Although broad patterns were evident in the data, like the overall rise in homeworking and the inclination of employers to supply equipment, we also spotted certain trends among job titles and age groups.
Key takeaways include:
With the initial survey being conducted in April 2020, analysts have witnessed a unique insight into evolving work attitudes throughout the pandemic.
A greater investment in quality technology is clear. The need to ease the strains of patchy Wi-Fi and strengthen tenuous connections is perhaps to blame, with most employees favouring sound quality over anything else when purchasing a headset.
In fact, as many as 32% of respondents switch off their video camera to improve bandwidth. With remote working already taking its toll on the quality of employee interaction, shaky internet connections are serving to intensify this.
With vast changes in business operations and employee communications over the last two years, understanding how these changes impact workers’ attitudes and behaviour is essential. From preferences in the adoption of certain technologies, to barriers effecting productivity, the rise in homeworking presents numerous findings that can impact the workforce.
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Or, for a comprehensive insight into the evolution of homeworking and the hybrid workspace, you can purchase the original report in full here.
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