Think Your Hybrid Workforce is Procrastinating? It Could be a Sign That You've Overlooked This Critical Management Technique. Are managers' concerns about procrastination among their hybrid workforce justified? The story is more complex than it seems.
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Managers often complain about hybrid employee procrastination resulting in missing deadlines and task delays, when compared to their in-office colleagues. Research by Microsoft, which surveyed 20,000 people and analyzed trillions of Microsoft 365 productivity signals, finds that 85% of leaders believe the shift to hybrid work has made it challenging to have confidence that employees are being productive.
As a result, many managers resent having to meet the desires of employees for flexibility in this tight labor market; as companies continue to make job cuts and employers gain greater leverage, they want to force employees back to the office.