Thu. Apr 15th, 2021

Half of UK workers feel they have grown closer to their colleagues during the pandemic – despite being forced to work separately from their homes.

Research of 2,000 adults currently working remotely revealed 53 per cent believe they now have a better understanding of their colleagues as human beings.And 43 per cent think it’s easier now to actually connect with their colleagues than it was when they were in the same office.Over the past year, workers have bonded by virtually meeting their colleagues’ pets (44 per cent), and by learning about their interests through their backgrounds on video calls (40 per cent).Almost four in 10 (38 per cent) even feel they have become closer to those they work with after meeting their family over video calls, while 37 per cent have had more opportunities to message about personal interests.More than a third (36 per cent) also said informal communication has allowed them to see more of their colleague’s personalities, which has also helped them to get to know each other.

Source: https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/read-this/half-of-uk-workers-feel-they-have-grown-closer-to-their-colleagues-during-the-pandemic-despite-being-forced-to-work-separately-from-their-homes-3192241