By Mary Kelly
Is Remote Work Really Here to Stay?
Yes. Probably. Maybe.
Leaders, managers, and team members are still struggling with the idea of remote work and how to make employees successful.
Various groups are collecting statistics on remote work. While we know there are numerous factors that dictate the viability of remote work, the results seem clear. Remote work, in some capacity, is not going away.
From The Ultimate List of Remote Work Statistics for 2022 (Findstack.com)
“Employees want to work from home 2.5 days a week on average, according to data from monthly online surveys of 5,000 U.S. employees conducted by the University of Chicago, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and Stanford University. Nearly 80% of those surveyed want to work from home at least one day each week.”
This is a managerial and leadership challenge.
While many employees want to work from home, those remote workers can also feel less connected to their co-workers, lonelier, and more displaced. Some employees worry that “out of sight, out of mind” means they will not be as visible when it comes time to promotion opportunities.
What can team members do to help people retain the sense of shared purpose, shared identity, and shared vision?
While remote work is effective, people also need time with others, face-to-face, to renew relationships and stay connected.
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