Many Americans have been working from home for the past few months due to the coronavirus, and while some may love working remotely, there’s at least one major downside.
A new poll finds:
- 63% of employees say working from home has them spending less time socializing with their colleagues.
- While working remotely doesn’t afford you the easy ability to take a five-minute break and chat with your co-worker, some companies are doing what they can to try and help promote socialization.
- 26% of people say their companies have provided employees greater access to communication technology.
- Some companies have tried to promote virtual socializing with events, including:
- 13% say their office has held virtual happy hours.
- 9% say their office has hosted activities and games.
- 5% say their companies have been holding virtual meals.
- 35% say their company hasn’t hosted any kind of virtual social event.
- The most popular type of virtual social event isn’t completely social.
- 19% say their company has hosted professional development sessions, which is a combo of both social and professional.
While workers may not be connecting with their colleagues, they do seem to be having more access to higher ups.
- 81% say they have found their managers available or more available since they began working remotely.
- 19% say they have less available.