In January, 2023, Bubbles conducted a survey of remote workers to better understand how teams are impacted by the “tools” they use. Many of the results are surprising.
Q1. If you could replace your live meetings with one of the following, which would you choose?
Q2. Which best describes the current department you work in?
Q3. When your work is blocked because you’re waiting on a colleague to complete their work, how many times, on average, do you have to nudge them before they finally complete their task?
Q4. How often do you feel like your input and requests go into a black hole and get lost in a sea of remote collaboration and communication tools?
Q5. In your opinion, why do some projects not get completed on time? Select all that apply.
Q6. How would you rate the quality of the work your team does?
Q7. Which do you agree with more... When I’m not happy with the quality of my team’s work…
Q8. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The quality of my team’s work was better before the Covid pandemic.
Q9. Do you work with anybody who lives in a time zone that is more than 3 hours different from yours?
Q10. How often do you work outside of your regular working hours so you can collaborate with teammates who live in a different time zone?
Q11. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: At the end of the meetings I attend, there are often clearly-defined next steps.
Q12. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? I believe many of my meetings could happen asynchronously, either via email, instant messenger or asynchronous video.
Q13. How often are you looking at other internet tabs on virtual video calls?
Q14. What are you looking at when you’re on video calls? Select all that apply.
Q15. Do you ever intentionally dial into remote meetings just to avoid being on camera?
Q16. Which do you agree with more?
Q17. How would you rate your manager’s skills at conducting and organizing meetings, and post-meeting follow-up actions?
Download full survey PDF for Unblocking Remote Collaboration. By Outlier Partners.