We’ve created a 40 question survey that focuses on four key components of connectedness, each based on research by virtual working expert and Unity’s Head of Business Psychology, Dr Shane Hodgson.
We’ve created a 40-question survey that focuses on four key components of connectedness, each based on research by virtual working expert and Unity’s Head of Business Psychology, Dr Shane Hodgson. These are a sense of feeling connected to the Organisation, the Manager, the Co-workers and the Tasks. Briefly, these dimensions can be described as:
Connected to the Organisation – This refers to a sense of correspondence between my organisation’s values and my personal values, and a sense of connectedness to the mission of the organisation. There is also a sense of how much the organisation’s values align with global democratic values, and of the degree of alignment between my goals and those of the organisation.
Connected to my Manager – This refers to a belief that my Manager understands work life balance and work-home boundaries, and actively supports me in achieving balance. I feel that my Manager is interested in me as a person and as a professional, and that we can place trust in each other.
Connected to my Co-workers – I feel that my co-workers can be depended on, and that I am safe to share personal and family information. I also feel that I am encouraged to have social as well as work related interaction. My co-workers respond to me quickly, and I can trust them.
Connected to my Tasks – My work gives me a feeling of intellectual satisfaction, stimulation and challenge. I feel cheerful and full of life at work. I enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working remotely.