UK workers see the benefits of face-to-face meetings

The majority of UK employees feel that meeting colleagues in person is still “important”, despite the rise in hybrid and remote working

Apr 17, 2023

A survey by travel management company TravelPerk of 1,000 UK-based workers found that 58 per cent thought face-to-face meetings created a “sense of belonging” within their team. Meanwhile, 43 per cent said it also helped to boost productivity and creativity.

Key takeaways

79% of employees were happy with their current working model at their organisation, with hybrid workers particularly benefiting from the reduction in time spent commuting to an office;

The main reasons for in-person meetings include holding one-to-ones with a manager or team, followed by meeting new team members, brainstorming or strategy sessions, and attending social events;

Before Covid, more than half (57%) of UK workers were based full-time in an office but this number has now dropped to 30%. Although 45% of employees are still using the same working model as they did before the pandemic.

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