According to a Microsoft survey report released on Thursday, hybrid work environments are widening the gap between employees and leaders, with 80 percent of employees looking for better reasons to come to work, while 91 percent of leaders feel less confident about the productivity of their employees.
A survey of over 20,000 full-time or self-employed people in 11 countries, including 2,000 in India, found that 91% of Indian employees are willing to work from the office if they can socialize with colleagues. “93 percent of leaders in India say getting employees back to the office in-person is a concern. According to the report, 80 percent of Indian employees need a better reason than company expectations to go to the office,” according to the study. People are more likely to come in for each other than for other reasons. During the period of July 7 to August 2, the survey was conducted.
The survey found that 47 percent of employees and 58 percent of leaders in India report being burned out at work.As a leader, it is essential that you clarify and align your company’s goals, eliminate busywork that doesn’t contribute to those goals, and listen to your staff.
In contrast, only 44% of companies collect employee feedback rarely or never. Employee feedback is only asked at least once a year by only 56 percent of companies in India. As a result, just under half of Indian companies hear about the experiences of their employees at work.
As a result of the pandemic, most IT and IT enabled services companies in India have continued to work in hybrid modes. Several Indian IT companies are currently experiencing attrition rates of more than 20% due to the pandemic.
India’s employees (compared to the global average of 76%) say that if they were able to benefit more from learning and development opportunities, they would stay with their company longer, a powerful retention tool. According to the report, 66 percent of Indian workers believe that switching companies is the best way to develop their skills.”
In the survey, 91 percent of Indian workers say socializing with coworkers would motivate them, while 92 percent say rebuilding team bonds would motivate them. We have a deep human need to connect with the people we work with, and spending time together can help us build stronger relationships, which are crucial to doing our best work, according to the report.