Most people think their co-workers aren’t productive when working from home

In short: Most people might think they’re more productive working from home than when chained to a desk in the office, but it seems like a lot of us don’t have the same regard for our colleagues.

A report from Cisco (via ZDNet) sheds light on people’s attitudes toward remote and hybrid working. In a survey of 1,050 UK employees, 75% said their manager trusted them to be productive while working from home. Whether it is really the point of view of their bosses or simply what the workers to believe is debatable.

The most interesting finding is that while most people consider themselves more productive when working remotely, 61% said their co-workers can’t be trusted to do the same. Maybe a lot of people don’t like their colleagues? It was also discovered that 43% of respondents believed their bosses micromanage more when working remotely or in a hybrid scheme.

As with other reports, the results here suggest that the benefits of not being in the office full-time outweigh the drawbacks, such as less engagement with co-workers, bosses and the company in general. 79% of respondents said they were more satisfied with this arrangement, and 57% said the productivity and quality of their work had improved.

Elsewhere, nearly three-quarters of people said aspects of their emotional, financial, mental, physical and social well-being had improved as a result of remote and hybrid working, and 78% said it had improved their balance. work-life. Just under half said their stress levels had decreased and around 65% said their physical fitness and relationships with family members had improved.

Jen Scherler-Gormley, People and Communities Manager, Cisco UK and Ireland, said, “It’s clear that hybrid working is here to stay, and for good reason, as employees and businesses see benefits tangible across key metrics – from improved overall employee well-being to improved productivity and work performance.”

A similar report from last month found that most workers don’t want to return to the office and could quit their jobs due to a lack of flexibility, just like Apple’s former machine learning director. An earlier study also found that people are willing to take pay cuts and lose benefits to continue working from home.

Header Credit: Telecommuting by Creative Lab; center image: Christina Morillo

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