Why Mentally Healthy Employees Win Over Burnout
Working-from-home translates to a greater priority being placed on mental health
We’re months into the biggest remote work experiment of our lifetimes, and for many, it’s going well. A future where we work from home at least part of the workweek, even beyond the pandemic, is now favored by 82 percent of company leaders.
As our homes morph into our office, the reality is that we’re working, on average, an extra 48.5 minutes per day. The divide between our professional and personal lives has drawn so thin that 77 percent of employees say establishing boundaries between work and personal life is the most important remote work skill. Combining the influences of the global pandemic, a recession, social unrest, increased parenting, virtual schooling responsibilities and a polarizing election just months away, you’ve got a sterling recipe for exhausted and burned-out employees.
With Facebook, Uber and Google extending remote work for at least another year and companies such as Twitter and Zillow favoring indefinite work-from-home arrangements, it’s clear that remote is here to stay. In a few months’ time, longer working hours won’t just be a novel trend, but the new working norm.
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