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Remote Workers Feel Disconnected from Work

Remote Workers Feel Disconnected from Work

by Starling Insights

Starling Insights Editorial Board

Sep 05, 2023


A recent Gallup survey of 9,000 U.S. workers revealed that only 28% of remote workers feel a connection to the purpose of their organization. However, 35% of hybrid employees say their company's mission makes their job feel important, even higher than full-time office workers.

Throughout the covid pandemic, many employees have begun to approach their work with a "gig-worker" mentality, fulfilling their basic responsibilities while neglecting tacit expectations such as mentorship and innovation. Taking on those broader expectations is "much more likely to happen if they feel they're part of something significant," said Jim Harter, Chief Workplace Scientist at Gallup.

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