Survey findings reveal challenges and opportunities for hybrid and remote work

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As more offices continue to turn to hybrid and virtual-first models, teams are facing new challenges around issues like proximity bias and engagement during video calls, according to a Prezi survey of 1,118 enterprise workers that dug into how they’re navigating hybrid and remote working.

Here are some key findings:

  • More than half of hybrid workers (66.2%) say a proximity bias exists that favors colleagues who are together in the office.
  • Most meetings are hybrid or remote:
  1. 47.3% say the majority of their meetings are hybrid, where at least 1 person joins remotely and 1 joins from the office.
  2. 45% say the majority of their meetings are fully remote.
  3. Only 7.7% reported that the majority of their meetings are fully in-person.
  • Nearly 3 out of 4 respondents said staying focused and engaged is the #1 challenge to collaborating on video meetings.
  • The top 3 reasons why people turn their cameras off during video meetings are:
  1. Multitasking on other work-related tasks (42.2%).
  2. Don’t want other attendees seeing them or their living space (28%).
  3. Eating or making meals (26.7%).
  • The top 4 things that would most likely put people to sleep in video meetings are:
  1. The meeting is too long. 
  2. Boring presentations lacking group discussion. 
  3. Non-energetic speaker(s) leading the meeting. 
  4. No on-screen visuals or on-screen content to follow.
  • 85% of workers said it’s important to have their brand’s logos, fonts, and color represented in external virtual meetings, while 58% of respondents said it was important for internal virtual meetings.
  • The average amount of time spent preparing for a video meeting is:
  1. 30 minutes – 1 hour (30.8%).
  2. More than 1 hour (25.9%).
  3. 15 – 30 minutes (18.7%).
  4. 5 – 15 minutes (13%).
  5. Less than 5 minutes (5.8%).
  6. I don’t usually prepare for my video meetings (5.8%).

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