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Remote working is leading to less recognition for a job well done

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While many remote workers are enjoying the “new normal”, some feel they are not getting enough praise for all their hard work.

This is according to a new report from digital coaching provider Ezra, which claims that a fifth of UK workers feel remote working has led to them receiving less recognition.

The majority (72 percent) feel they’re getting roughly the same recognition as before (despite putting in extra effort), while just eight percent said they have had more praise. 

Almost half (44 percent) feel more productive since the transition to remote working and 55 percent are working more hours each week.

On the other hand, two in five (42 percent) said their productivity hasn’t changed much in the past year, while the remaining 15 percent get less done while operating from home.

The initial excitement for remote working seems to be dissapaiting, as more negatives effects emerge. According to Nick Goldberg, Ezra founder, employees have started missing social interaction, the competition of the workplace and the buzz of an office.

Whether or not the negatives outweigh the positives remains to be seen. In the meantime, hybrid working, in which employees spend a few days a week working remotely, is gaining in popularity.