The hybrid work model comes with an unintended divide, as many meeting participants from multiple locations have a hard time to get a seat at the same, virtual table. Face-to-face conversation and discussion are hard to replicate in a virtual way, even as technology evolves.
People want an equal share in meetings, get access to the same tools and content to feel engaged and included. Balancing meeting equity and the integration of technology that prevents remote workers from feeling “left out”, is a necessity for enterprises that want to thrive. According to McKinsey research on how inclusion matters, the most diverse companies are more likely to outperform less diverse peers on profitability and financial returns.