Remote workers feeling excluded: Study

Consistent communication with manager one way to alleviate distance
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/11/2017

Off-site workers are more likely to feel overlooked by their on-site colleagues, according to a survey of 1,153 workers in the United States, as physical isolation contributes to virtual isolation. 

Remote employees are more likely to say their colleagues “don’t fight for my priorities,” “say bad things behind my back,” “make changes to a project without warning me” and “lobby against me with others,” found the study published in the Harvard Business Review.

Overall, remote employees find working through and with others becomes more challenging. Workplace politics are more pervasive and difficult, and they have a harder time resolving conflicts when they arise, according to the study.