TV reports, LinkedIn posts, newspaper articles… You could hardly miss it: the “big resignation” is the phenomenon of the moment. And for good reason, after having swept across the Atlantic, the wave of workers’ departures has reached the French coast. But how to explain this so-called “Big Quit”? And how can we remedy it?
“Great Resignation”, “Big Quit”… what are we talking about exactly?
The successive lockdowns have, to say the least, made many employees more reflective. Doubts, search for meaning, place given to work, the questioning around professional activity and its value increased as the pandemic progressed. As a result, once the situation returned to normal, the job market found itself completely disrupted, as companies were no longer in phase with their employees’ aspirations.
The key aspects of this nearly universal rethinking are often flexibility and wellness in the workplace. For example, remote working days have become widely democratized and make life easier for many employees: less travel, less time wasted in transport, lower carbon footprint and costs, etc. However, telecommuting often means videoconferencing. And there, the report is much less pleasing. According to a Malakoff Humanis survey, 39% of workers say that videoconferencing affects exchanges and creates a feeling of isolation.
Adaptability: companies’ watchword for preserving their employees
To retain their talent, companies must be innovative in order to fill the satisfaction and fulfillment gauge of their employees. The proof: 75% of them want their company to facilitate their remote working conditions. And for this, what better way than to find an alternative to traditional video conferencing tools such as Google Meet, Webex, or Teams, and turn to telepresence. Move around the office independently, take your place at the meeting table, participate in the coffee break at 10am with your colleagues… these are the possibilities offered to a person working from home using telepresence. Compared to videoconferencing, where the quality of interactions is often average and mobility is totally non-existent, the benefits are undeniable.
Ensure that your business is seen as an innovative company that takes into account its employees’ needs and invests in cutting-edge robotic solutions. Adopt telepresence and make sure your team members are as comfortable as possible in their work environment, whether they are in the office or at a distance.
Although telepresence will probably not solve the root causes of the “Big Quit” phenomenon. However, at Awabot, we are convinced that it is through changes that often seem minor that major transformations are achieved. And that’s what’s at stake in democratizing telepresence in the workplace.