In a world where 63% of employees say a hybrid work model is their ideal work arrangement, only three in ten strongly agree that their organisation provides them with the necessary technology to collaborate equally and inclusively from anywhere.
This is according to Jabra’s 2022 edition of the Hybrid Ways of Working Global Report, carried out amongst 2,800 knowledge workers across six countries worldwide to understand the employee sentiments and motivations in this hybrid working era.
The future of work is virtual-first, the report finds. With hundreds of millions of people collaborating on Teams, Zoom, and other unified communications platforms every day, these digital environments are the new standard for how employees and teams connect. In fact, many employees have only ever met some of their colleagues on these platforms.
Jabra’s research found that users of professional audio devices reported feeling more included in virtual meetings than those using either consumer audio devices or the microphones and speakers built into their laptops.