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Employees, ready to return to the office, want to see a redesign for better hybrid meetings

13/10/2020

Employees, ready to return to the office, want to see a redesign for better hybrid meetings New global study by Barco ClickShare reveals that employees worldwide are desperate to get back to the office and are looking for their employers to invest in a technology-driven hybrid working environment post-COVID-19.

On average, employees want to spend a maximum of 2 days a week at home in future

49% enjoy working from home less than they did at the start of the pandemic

Workers predict a rise in hybrid meetings (meetings featuring both in-person and remote attendees) in the next 12 months

Video conferencing technology is the number 1 investment priority for employees worldwide, demanded by 1 in 3 workers surveyed.

56% of employees prefer to host video calls from their laptop over any other device or in-room technology

Kortrijk, Belgium 13th October, 2020. A major survey of white-collar workers around the world, published today by Barco, global leader in visualization and collaboration solutions, has revealed surprising findings about employee expectations for the workplace in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study which surveyed 1,750 employees around the world (250 each from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, India and United Arab Emirates) through global research panel provider Dynata found that only 15% of employees want to continue to work from home full-time after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Working from home clearly lost its sparkle, since nearly half of those surveyed said they enjoy working from home less now than they did at the start of the pandemic, citing challenges in collaborating with colleagues, struggling to contribute to meetings and missing the social side of office life as the main reasons for wanting to return to the office.

42% globally say working from home stifles their creativity

37% miss office social life and find it harder to collaborate when working remotely

45% find it easier to work with colleagues in the office
LINK: https://www.barco.com/en/News/Press-releases/Employees-ready-to-return...
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