The Disconnect Between Remote Workers and Their Companies Is Getting Bigger

A record low number of #remotework teammates feels connected to the organization’s purpose and this is because of where they sit? #leadershipmatters and a component of this role is to engage, connect, and align people to purpose regardless of location. I wonder what the results would be if the question asked was “how connected are you to your supervisor?”. Maybe the focus is about leadership more than location. The Disconnect Between Remote Workers and Their Companies Is Getting Bigger - WSJ and more in LinkedIn

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Hi Bill, @WJRyan ,
Great reference article and I added two quoted areas that intrigued me.
Addressing remote work and leadership seems to be a spined out so much as a SOS (same old story line) where the boss doesn’t quite get managing vs leadership… such a familiar lyrical tune strummed out how leadership- top down has quite a significant influence on quite frankly almost everyone in an organization for better or worse. I can’t quantify exactly how many books have been written on leadership and technological influences in the past two decades, but I’m betting thousands. To this point, I’m addressing if the connection between technology with what I consider for many a gift of remote work, being a significant contributing factor to increasing and maybe we now kNOW, even more about the connection-deficits suggested in this article. Is technology the gift of connection or the rift of connection? Can it actually be both and depending upon how a gig type of work force influences modern society workplace/spaces, how to actualize and access the potential benefits and keep in mind the potential unfavorable consequences of not leveraging it’s current and future potential.

Two quotes below I found most interesting and maybe even revealing some insight into the future of those stats increasing.

"Despite the lack of connection, the Gallup survey showed 38% of people who work remotely full- or part-time are engaged, or enthused about their work, compared with 34% of in-office workers.

And this:

“Think about social connection as a battery—you need to charge that battery every once in a while,” said Dawn Klinghoffer, vice president for human-resources business insights."

Charging batteries- a great metaphor!

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Absolutely @Roxann, and I wonder if this change in work is allowing more people to “charge” their social connections at the rates they need rather than the forced in-person model. I say this as someone who needs time to reflect and think, I suppose I’m more of a #quiet person so being in an open floor plan drained me with all the action, noise, and folks saying “hi”. Don’t get me wrong, all wonderful people yet if I needed to get work done and really focus I would go thru the building seeking the empty conference rooms and found stairwells not used. Here is where I would advocate for bringing people together with intention and provide space and time to act, plan, and think. Be strategic and social!

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