MICROSOFT PRESENTS: JOB DYSTOPIA 2021
- techbros are doing great, everyone else hates life
- 1 in 4 think their job is asking too much of them
- time spent in Teams meetings has doubled
- People under 25 are hardest-hit
- 1 in 6 people surveyed cried with coworkers over zoom (1 in 4 healthcare workers surveyed)
- half of remote workers are planning on moving away
- and, of course, things suck more for minorities
- These interactions with coworkers may help foster a workplace where people feel more comfortable to be themselves. Compared to one year ago, 39 percent of people say they’re more likely to be their full, authentic selves at work and 31 percent are less likely to feel embarrassed or ashamed when their home life shows up at work. And people who interacted with their coworkers more closely than before not only experienced stronger work relationships, but also reported higher productivity and better overall wellbeing.
It‘s important to note, however, that Black and U.S. Latino workers in the U.S. reported bigger challenges in building relationships, feeling included, and bringing their authentic selves to work than the broader population. Leaders and teammates should be aware and ensure their workplace interactions encourage authenticity among all groups, especially in hybrid environments.