Maidstone, UK, 28/06/2023
Almost four-in-ten (39%) public sector workers say that a lack of hybrid collaboration due to insufficient technology is pushing them to leave their current job and look for a new position, according to new research by Managed Workplace Services (MWS) provider, Apogee Corporation. Almost a third (32%) of workers are also currently unable to do their job properly due to lack of access to the right technology, while over half (55%) are left feeling frustrated and/or isolated.
The research, which surveyed over 100 office workers, 100 chief information officers (CIOs) and 100 HR directors from across the public sector, finds that most organisations are failing to meet the flexibility and collaboration needs of the workforce. Concerningly, almost all (94%) employees surveyed agree that they are less productive when working from home compared to working in the office, with 45% citing poor workplace technology at home as the main factor stunting their productivity.
While almost half (46%) of CIOs and HR directors recognise access to better collaborative digital tools as employees’ top flexibility demand, 70% of workers do not strongly agree that their employer meets their workplace needs. A fifth (19%) even predict that poor communication and collaboration with technology will be the biggest workplace challenge over the next 1-2 years. This has led over four-in-ten (41%) employees claiming that lack of access to the right collaborative tech to support hybrid working is stopping them from feeling optimistic about the future of work.