A recent study from Microsoft surveying 20,006 workers globally has found that a whopping 85% of leaders find it hard to trust that employees are being productive while working from home. How important is this trust?
People regularly argue that work-life balance has improved as a result - with research from the Office for National Statistics suggesting that 78% of employees attest to this.
In contrast, 87% of workers themselves claim that they are being productive while working in this hybrid way. So, it appears there is a huge trust gap between management and employees, which could contribute to negative feelings at work..
Research from Edelman found that when employees trusted their employers, they experienced 74% less stress and 40% less burnout. If employers don't trust their staff - which may lead to micromanagement, constant progress reports, and attempts to try to catch them out being unproductive - then employees won't trust their employers.
When managers trust their staff, these employees feel more motivated and empowered, which ultimately leads to feeling more engaged in the workplace. That's when the best work comes out, which lifts up the employee, employer, and the organization.
Organizations looking to create a positive work environment, and attract and retain top talent, are turning to hospitality managers. See how ‘hotelification’ can inject hospitality into your workplace and why that matters.
Circles UK & Ireland is proud to announce their certification as a Great Place To Work by the renowned global authority on workplace culture. With 97% of employees voting Circles as a Great Place To Work, this prestigious certification is a testament to Circles’ commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive work environment for its employees.
A recent survey by the British psychological society (bps) revealed that 94% of UK workers crave a sense of community at work. However, there's a disconnect between what people want and what they're getting. Only 30% feel adequately supported by their workplace, and one in five disagree or strongly disagree with the statement "when I’m at work, I feel like I belong."