Remote Work Training Report

Deep Understanding of Remote Team Development Needs and Opportunities

As leaders in remote learning and development (L&D), we always want to ensure we are aware of and addressing the needs of distributed professionals. With the rapid acceleration of remote work adoption, our study takes a deep dive into understanding:

  • what the new remote work landscape looks like
  • what L&D professionals are doing to recognize and overcome challenges within their own teams
  • what role remote-specific training plays in the future of remote business performance and profitability
A special thank you to our report partners:
Our Methodology
Surveyed

764 people from 35 countries

Interviewed

30 leaders

Results Preview

Our survey respondents represented a mix of professionals working remotely with a quarter of respondents typically working remotely full-time.

Respondents also represented a mix of company remote work setups, from “Fully remote” to “Solo remote.” We saw the highest representation with hybrid remote teams at 34%.

Current remote work has yet to reach a “new normal.” 

However, the more companies supported their team managers with remote-specific training the more positive results they experienced in terms of overall company performance.

Lara Hogan
Co-Founder at Wherewithall

“The report highlights a surprising contrast between what individual contributors know they need to succeed while working remotely, and what L&D leaders and HR decision-makers perceive people need. I’m hopeful that organizational leaders will read the report and run with its clear, actionable advice!”

Darren Murph
Head of Remote at GitLab

“The great remote migration has democratized the conversation on workplace flexibility. This timely report provides valuable insights for newly-remote leaders as they adapt and evolve in a more distributed, inclusive, and connected world.” 

There was a wide range of remote-specific training provided. The most common types are “Virtual workshops” followed by “On-demand skills training.”

In contrast, only 30% of respondents receive remote-specific onboarding training, and only 10% of professionals receive any stipend or reimbursement for remote-specific L&D.

Overall, organizations are only moderately successful at managing some of the common topics of concern for remote teams. 

However, the more companies supported their team managers with remote-specific training the more positive results they experienced in terms of overall company performance.

Anja Simic
Head of Marketing at Deel

“The Remote Work Training Report amplifies the importance of listening to your team’s needs and bridging gaps with L&D opportunities. Running a successful company is all about anticipating challenges and preparing for them regardless of the size of your team!” 

Matthieu Beucher
CEO at Klaxoon

“As teams face new challenges, the need for very simple and rapid team synchronization where access to all of the information, formatted and organized live or asynchronously becomes a difference-maker in team processing, learning, and decision-making.” 

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We find a consultative process is most effective for companies with 50 or more employees and a rapid process is more impactful for companies with fewer than 50 employees.

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