Business leaders feel remote employees are more productive
According to newly released data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the United Kingdom is experiencing a productivity crisis and lags behind many other G7 nations when it comes to workforce output.
However, a new Okta study of over 500 business leaders found that the majority (85%) do not believe that remote and hybrid working is to blame for this.Over half (61%) of participants reported that their employees are more productive when working remotely, while only a small minority (15%) reported that productivity has decreased. Twenty-four percent (24%) of participants reported the same.
However, according to the ONS, business leaders in Germany (94%) and France (91%) report higher levels of productivity than in the UK.Okta suggests that as a result, hybrid working may provide businesses with additional productivity benefits.