Akumina Sponsors 2022 State of the World’s Digital Workplace Research Report, Revealing Only 9% of Employees Now Visit the Office 5 Days a Week

NASHUA, NH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Akumina, a global employee experience (EXP) platform, has released the 2022 State of the Digital Workplace and Modern Intranet Report, revealing the latest global workplace trends.

In collaboration with digital workplace leaders, Akumina launched the research survey in fall 2021 to gather industry insights and provide the most up-to-date trends in digital workplace data. With professionals coming from all over the world, common themes that were found included measuring the return on investment and effectiveness of the modern intranet, increasing employee adoption, “must have” intranet features for 2022, the components that create successful digital work strategies and decision-making go through a remote revolution.

“We saw the need for up-to-date information on market trends,” said Samantha Kenney, Global Vice President of Marketing at Akumina. “Most reports were completed in 2019 or 2020, making it difficult for companies to make decisions and stay ahead of the constant changes. The reaction we have seen as a result of this report has been tremendous.

Key findings from the research also provided insight into the current state of corporate work around the world:

  • Only 9% of employees work daily in the office, while at the same time, more than 77% of employees say that a digital workplace increases their productivity

  • 66% of workers say their company uses a digital workplace strategy and 20% are in the process of implementing one

  • Employees are more likely to use tools not adopted by their company when there is no digital work strategy in place

  • The number one reason employees use their intranet or digital workplace is to find information, while more than 46% say being able to find information is their biggest challenge

  • Current digital workplaces do not place a strong emphasis on building culture, onboarding and leaving employees, and providing personalized and individualized experiences

With much of the workforce no longer in the office five days a week, a digital workplace has rallied to the top of many executive priority lists. The report found that 54% of respondents were working remotely at least three times a week, with similar figures indicating the approach would remain in place indefinitely.

“Online workplaces for employees are evolving at a pace similar to the mobile boom in 2008 that began with the release of the iPhone,” said David Maffei, President and CRO of Akumina. “Companies try to move so quickly that they identify the needs of their employees as they build these systems. »

The highest number of respondents noted that alerts (office closures, reminders, etc.) were the top feature missing from their modern intranet, at 39%. Other missing features included social groups, upcoming meetings and events, or company leadership updates.

While most organizations still view “ROI” as the best measure of success, a shift is underway toward employee satisfaction and adoption, with over 57% and 43%, respectively.

“Our end game and real value is more qualitative than quantitative and really comes down to our happy and connected employee,” said Betsy Codding, Report Contributor and Head of Digital and Multimedia Communications at MassMutual.

The full report, free of charge, is available here.

About Akumina: Akumina is the employee experience platform that enables global enterprises to rapidly create personalized digital experiences that help every employee in every role work smarter, not harder. By offering a customisable, customizable, and multilingual platform that seamlessly integrates with leading enterprise cloud applications, Akumina delivers a contextual, collaborative, and engaging work experience to every user on any device. Akumina customers include Sherwin Williams, MassMutual, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Crocs, ConocoPhillips and Sketchers. To find out more visit www.akumina.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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