A Leicester founded advocacy group is looking for responses to a survey on the impact that remote and hybrid work is having on human connection.
#WorkAnywhere emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and is a global advocacy movement representing remote & hybrid workers.
They’re working with Dr. Constance Hadley (Boston University, Institute for Life at Work) and Associate Professor Sarah Wright (University of Canterbury). Selina is a sponsor of this project.
The study is looking into whether everyone receding into their homes for the duration of the working day and relying heavily on virtual communication methods (like video calls) could lead to a loneliness epidemic.
Dr Sarah Wright said:
“This study is at the forefront of capturing the experiences of remote workers; no longer are remote workers ‘forgotten’ but a central part of our contemporary workforce. The workanywhere survey will ensure that their collective voice is heard by organisational decision makers and policymakers!”
Dr Constance Hadley said:
“Organisations are struggling with how to create a sense of belonging to combat employee loneliness and disconnection. This research examines what steps organisations, policymakers, and workers can take post-pandemic to bolster social connectivity and well-being at work, no matter where it is conducted. Importantly, the results will pertain to not just organisational employees but also to the large numbers of contractors and freelancers who contribute to our global economy.”
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