More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of employees who work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement say their teams’ performance improved during the past two years, while just a third (34 per cent) of onsite workers feel the same, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting Ltd.
The survey, which polled more than 1,000 U.S. employees, found half (50 per cent) of remote workers said their personal performance has improved since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, along with 49 per cent of hybrid employees and 45 per cent of onsite workers.
Nearly all remote (96 per cent), onsite (96 per cent) and hybrid (90 per cent) employees said their manager trusts them to get their work done. However, two-thirds (66 per cent) of all respondents reported feeling more pressure to perform than prior to the pandemic, including 74 per cent of hybrid workers, 67 per cent of onsite workers and 56 per cent of remote workers.
More than two-thirds of respondents said they feel more recognized for a job well done (69 per cent) and more supported by their supervisors (68 per cent), including 70 per cent of hybrid employees, 68 per cent of remote workers and 66 per cent of onsite employees.
Indeed, a majority (81 per cent) of respondents have a clear understanding of the next steps in their career path with their employer and close to half said they’re pleased (46 per cent) and motivated (45 per cent) following regular performance reviews with their manager. Three-quarters (75 per cent) of respondents see themselves advancing in their jobs.
When asked about what challenges their teams are facing, respondents cited information sharing (32 per cent), setting clear goals and metrics (31 per cent), defining new ways to work together (28 per cent) and innovation and idea generation (27 per cent).