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How Co-working Spaces Impact Employee Well-being

Thinking beyond the in-office or work-from-home models

Employees and employers face a challenge: how to optimize hybrid work policies to maximize benefits for both sides, including reducing the debilitating effects of employee loneliness. Lonely employees like the one above tend to suffer from poorer well-being and lower performance — both issues that impact a company's bottom line.

Unfortunately, remote and hybrid work can exacerbate feelings of loneliness among employees. This does not, however, imply that employers should rush employees back to the office. Workplace loneliness was escalating pre-pandemic when most knowledge work was conducted in offices. In addition, a full return to the office would limit the flexibility and autonomy employees desire, including in how they fulfill their social needs during the workday.

A better option for employee social health is to think beyond just the office or home locations.

Please select this link to read the full article from the Harvard Business Review.

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