Study: 1 in 5 employees report decrease in work productivity

Despite this slight dip, a new study suggests that engagement, morale and sentiment toward employers are holding steady.

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Aside from the pandemic’s devastating economic and physical toll, the ongoing threat of the virus is placing an immense psychological strain on workers.

One might assume that COVID-19 fallout has had a negative impact on employee trust, collaboration, motivation and morale within companies. However, a recent study produced by IPR and Leger finds that’s not the case.

The respondents provided this key data, which contains a few surprises:

  • In both the U.S. and Canada, two-thirds of employees said their work productivity has stayed the same during COVID-19. One-in-five have experienced decreases, and one-in-10 said they’ve experienced increases in productivity.
  • Three-quarters of employees said their relationship with their company has stayed the same during COVID-19. U.S. employees were more likely to experience slight increases in satisfaction, trust, and engagement with their company; Canadian employees were more likely to experience decreases.
  • About two-thirds of employees in both the U.S. and Canada said collaboration with co-workers has stayed the same, while at least one-in-five report collaboration decreases.

What does this mean for employers? Read our full rundown here.

 

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