The company published “The Evolution of Hybrid Work – A Three-Year Analyse” to determine hybrid work culture trends.
AUSTIN Texas, Dec. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vyopta, a leader in digital collaboration and experience optimization, today released “The Evolution of Hybrid Work: A Three-Year Analysis.” This paper examined 48 million meetings that were held by enterprise knowledge workers via virtual meeting platforms in 2020, 2021 and 2022 to identify emerging trends within hybrid work culture.
“COVID has caused our workplace the most disruption since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The biggest impact was on how collaboration works,” said Mr. Mike TolliverVyopta Product Manager.
This study evaluated engagement trends over the years and examined how workers adapt to remote-first or hybrid collaboration. Vyopta compared meeting data over six weeks in 2020, 2021, or 2022 to find the following clear trends.
Shorter Meetings and More Meetings
While the average knowledge worker has had more virtual meetings per work week than ever before, their meeting lengths have decreased since 2020. This could indicate that the dynamics of a hybrid/remote environment are changing. In addition, the average participant count decreased, an opposite trend to the earlier trend in the pandemic. other research. The decrease in average participants is mainly due to the increase in 1:1 meetings.
Ad Hoc 1:1 Virtual Meetings: On the Rise
One of the most striking findings was the rise in 1:1 virtual meetings, from 17% in 2020 and 42% in 2022. A significant rise in ad hoc 1-on-1 (1:1) meetings is responsible for the increase in meeting volumes. This indicates a shift of how employees use technology and engage with each other.
A shifting meeting culture
During the study, meeting culture and familiarity of the technology improved with 17% fewer participants arriving late than usual and 57% less rejoins. Vyopta also discovered that virtual meetings were not increasing in number as more organizations returned to work (mostly using hybrid schedules). Lastly, in analyzing meeting duration and partial attendance (the average portion of the full meeting a participant attended), the data shows that employees and managers are continuing to optimize their time by only attending the parts of meeting which are relevant to them.
The Connection Between Retention
Vyopta also examined the metrics to determine meaningful correlations between employee retention and collaboration. The attrition group attended 29% less meetings overall. The main reason was that the difference was concentrated in 1:1 meetings. The primary factor in 1:1s was ad-hoc 1:1s. Baseline employees participated in almost 3x more meetings than the attrition group. Another notable finding was that employees who quit were 22% less likely host their own meetings, attended 7.5% more meetings late, and experienced 46% higher reconnect issues.
“These trends offer a novel insight into factors impacting effective collaboration and includes deeper analysis, recommendations that can lead towards improved employee experience, removing obstacles to productivity and wellbeing,” stated Alfredo RamirezVyopta’s CEO.
This analysis uses anonymized metadata from 48,000,000 virtual meetings across 10 distinct enterprise organizations. The 10 organizations were selected to create a representative sample from multiple sectors & industries. (For more information, please see the study)
Vyopta40 million people have collaborated better with, a leader of digital collaboration and experience optimization. Over 9 million issues have been identified and addressed by its Collaboration Performance Management and Workspace Insights platforms. Vyopta helps organizations provide the best UC experience and maximize their UC investments. Vyopta is used worldwide by hundreds of organisations from 20+ industries to monitor more than 6 million endpoints, and more than 20 billion meeting minutes annually.
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