Video comms specialist Polycom has released a survey on flexible working, taking in the views and habits of 24,000 respondents. Can technology really deliver the flexible working solutions to deliver direct business benefits?
A global survey taking in the views of 24,000 workers unearths the ‘need’ for flexibility in the workplace in order for businesses to thrive, claims Ploycom.
The maker of video conferencing and comms kit argues that productivity and teamwork are both significantly improved when employees can choose where they work.
The survey commissioned by Polycom Inc. was conducted by Morar Consulting, using data collected from 25,234 respondents of 12 countries, which included: United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Germany, Russia, France, Australia and China. 55% of those surveyed had job titles managers or above. 58% of surveyed are responsible for care in some capacity and 68% surveyed are parents.
“There is a stigma that remote workers are disconnected from the rest of the team, yet this study proves that they are more sociable and proactively reach out to develop strong relationships”