Choice of location and flexible working hours are the top enablers for productivity in the hybrid work landscape – Gartner

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In its recent ‘Digital Worker Experience Survey’, Gartner reveals that 50% of Indian Hybrid Workers Consider Themselves More Productive When Working Remotely, utilize real-time mobile messaging daily and prefer virtual meetings over in-person meetings

According to the report, nearly five out of ten Indian hybrid workers believe they are more productive while working remotely. And, It concluded that the choice of location and flexible working hours are the top accelerators for productivity in the hybrid work landscape.

“Indian workers’ use of technology has accelerated since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020.”

Rashmi Kotipalli, principal research analyst at Gartner

She says, “Improved digital dexterity, willingness to use real-time mobile messaging and virtual meeting solutions, along with scheduled flexibility, led to employees experiencing an uptick in their overall productivity while working from home.”

Indian workers said they were more productive working remotely since they didn’t have to deal with heavy traffic, which may take three to four hours each way. Moreover, 40% of workers in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany claimed their productivity remained unchanged, while more than 30% of Australian workers said they were more or much more productive working from home.

The report says that Indian workers utilize real-time mobile messaging daily. When asked if they use real-time mobile texting to conduct most business operations, 83 percent of Indian digital workers said yes, preferring it to other virtual communication tools available when working remotely.

“Digital workplace technologies replaced in-person conversations, co-authoring content with co-workers in real-time and offline file transfers in 2020. These digital workplace technologies have now emerged as the core components of the “new work hub” which represents an evergreen collection of cloud-based, personal, and team productivity technologies,” said Kotipalli.

Globally, 60% of workers said they use messaging tools daily, including 50% using collaboration and storage/sharing tools daily. In contrast to their Chinese and Japanese counterparts, Indian hybrid employees prefer virtual meetings to in-person meetings.

Contrary to their counterparts in China and Japan, Indian hybrid workers reported that they prefer virtual meetings over in-person meetings.

“Virtual meetings has always been desired by Indian workers. During the pandemic, Indian workers experienced first-hand the flexibility benefits they can reap out of virtual meetings, and now this has become their preferred choice,” said Kotipalli.

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