Remote Meeting Participants at a Disadvantage:
Survey Report

When it comes to collaboration opportunities, how disadvantaged, if at all, are participants who join meetings remotely compared to those who join in-person?

- Extremely disadvantaged     11%
- Very disadvantaged     12%
- Somewhat disadvantaged     24%
- A little bit disadvantaged     30%
- Not at all disadvantaged  24%

Quick Facts
- Extremely/very disadvantaged (net)     23%
At least somewhat disadvantaged (net)   47%
At least a little bit disadvantaged (net)   77%
A little bit/ not at all disadvantaged (net)  54%

What measures, if any, does your company take to ensure those who join meetings remotely are given the same opportunities to connect and participate as those who attend in person?

- Specifically prompting feedback from remote participants during discussions     66%
- Encouraging those who join remotely to join using video    65%
- Keeping the meeting link open until all or most participants have left the room     65%
- Having someone monitor the chat for contributions from remote participants     57%
- Other     1%

- None of these     -

How important is your confidence in a staff member’s ability to navigate remote collaboration technology when deciding if a person will be allowed to work remotely?

- Extremely important     57%
- Very Important     33%
- Somewhat important     8%
- A little bit important     2%
Not at all  important     2%

Quick Facts
- Extremely/Very important (net)     89%
At least somewhat important (net)  97%
A little bit/not at all important (net)   3%

How do employees at your company learn how to collaborate with remote co-workers?

- Formal training     64%
- Informal training     27%
Figuring it out on their own    10%

Methodology Notes

The Vyopta Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 200 U.S. executives with a minimum seniority of VP, at companies of 500+ employees, between July 30th and August 10th, 2021, using an email invitation and an online survey.

Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 6.9 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.

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