Major working from home study reveals employee and employer divide
A global study from Microsoft shows employers and employees disagree when it comes to productivity levels while working from home.
The survey interviewed 20,000 staff across 11 countries. It revealed that 87% of workers felt working from home was just as efficient than being in the office, while 80% of managers disagreed.
Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella told the BBC that the divide needs resolving, particularly as office numbers are unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels.
“We have to get past what we describe as ‘productivity paranoia’, because all of the data we have that shows that 80% plus of the individual people feel they’re very productive – except their management thinks that they’re not productive.
“That means there is a real disconnect in terms of the expectations and what they feel.”