31% of employees do not feel supported by their employer while working remotely

70% of employees miss office-based conversations

One-third (31%) of employees feel that their employer does not support them when they work from home according to research by Unipos.

The survey, published July 2020, which surveyed 300 employees, found that 83% of businesses do admit that their organisation has attempted to support them while working remotely.

Over three-quarters (79%) believe that one of the main positives from working remotely is the lack of commuting, while two-thirds (66%) enjoy having greater flexibility, furthermore, over a half (53%) appreciate having more family time while working remotely.

Despite the positives, a quarter (25%) of respondents admit that their productivity has fallen since working from home, while 47% cite lack of communication as an issue. A further 45% also believe that their creativity to share their ideas and feedback has been impacted by working remotely.

Additionally, over two-thirds (69%) have benefited from regular calls and video meetings, while 62% have increased positive feedback since working outside of the office.

However, a small percentage (13%) do not miss office life, while half (50%) of respondents feel isolated from their organisations when working remotely.

Furthermore, three-fourths (73%) of managers surveyed said that they have been spending the same, or less time managing their teams.

Seven in ten (70%) of UK employees miss informal office-based conversations, according to research by Unipos.

Takashi Sato, managing director at Unipos, said: “The 2020 experiment with mass remote working has made many companies and employees realise that it is possible to operate without a central office and that the flexibility it brings can be a huge positive.

“However, the dangers of isolation are clear. Positive collaboration, recognition and increased communication are crucial if businesses are to protect staff well-being and company productivity.”