In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, 45% of remote workers – both fully remote and hybrid workers – say their teams’ performance has improved during the past two years according to new research from Eagle Hill Consulting.
Only 34% of in-person workers say their team’s performance has improved.
Nearly all workers say their manager trusts them to get their work done, and this is fairly consistent for remote (96%), hybrid (90%), and in-person employees (96%). But since the pandemic began, most employees report feeling more pressure to perform well (66%). That sentiment is substantially higher for hybrid workers (74%), followed by in-person employees (67%) and remote workers (56%).
On a positive note, 68% say they feel more supported by their supervisor, and 69% say they feel more recognized for a job well done, which is fairly consistent for remote (68%), hybrid (70%), and in-person employees (66%).
The sentiment comes as employees have endured an unstable and stressful two years coping with the global COVID-19 pandemic and as employee burnout is on the rise.
“Our research signals that innovative remote and hybrid approaches to work indeed are working,” says Melissa Jezior, president and chief executive officer of Eagle Hill Consulting. “Employees have been telling us for years that they want more flexibility and the ability to work remotely. The pandemic forced the issue for employers, and now a large share of remote and hybrid employees indicate that their performance has improved, more so than in-person workers.
“While employees have felt more pressure to perform well, workers are feeling supported and recognized. The challenge going forward for employers will be to sustain the positives that have emerged during the pandemic while finding new ways to manage employee performance as the future of work solidifies, be it working remotely or with a hybrid approach,” Jezior explained.
The research also finds:
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