Impact of Remote Work on Inclusion | Bev Attfield

With the ongoing pandemic, how can we get leadership out of crisis mode?

In this episode of Just One Q, Dr. Melissa Horne speaks with Workplace Scientist Bev Attfield on remote work and its effect on organizations, leadership and employees. Bev shares how we can create an inclusive work environment, regardless of location, and increase the sense of belonging and wellness for employees.

The world of work has changed and so has our sense of belonging and work culture. This has brought up questions, especially around mental health. What impact is this shift to remote work having on our company cultures? How is it impacting employee sense of belonging and inclusion at work? Are the same decisions made last year during what was arguably a period of crisis, the same practices that will sustain a remote workforce as we look to the future?

Listen to hear the findings from a recent research survey on the impact of remote work on inclusion, led by Bev, Principal of Workplace Science at Jostle and our very own Dr. Aaron Barth. Bev highlights worrisome statistics that require action from organizational leaders from around the world. The results, which were gathered from over 400 respondents from several countries including Canada, the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australasia, South America, Africa and other locations, revealed that 83% of survey respondents feel disconnected from their workplace culture and 85% have felt socially isolated since remote work started. Not only that, but 70% of employees took fewer sick days than in years past. 

In this episode, Bev talks about what this data means and what actions leaders must take now to make their organizations an inclusive and safe place for their employees in the long-term. She offers insight into how organizations can: 

    • Integrate inclusion into the workplace culture
    • Create a safe environment for employees to thrive
    • Bring a human side to their work without compromising productivity 

Ready to create a sustainable and inclusive environment for your workforce while working remotely? Tune in to find out how.



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Bev Attfield


Bev ensures that Jostle is a workplace where everyone feels included, supported, and engaged at work. Beyond Jostle, Bev pays close attention to the way people engage at work, and is curious about what creates the optimal conditions for individual fulfilment and human-centric workplaces. She’s a regular contributor to the Jostle blog and host of the People at Work podcast.


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