We have to continue to work from home for some time now. Companies are receiving feedback that a growing number of workers suffer from stress complaints as a result.
Reports from home workers who are facing difficulties are increasing. It is not the case that employees work less at home.
Not even if they take care of, for example, parents or their children. Some of the people work more hours because it is assumed that you also work eight hours effectively at work.
They are going to overcompensate because they are afraid that colleagues or supervisors will think they are not doing enough.
Although the work-from-home approach works fine from a technical point of view – it is mentally a challenge especially for large companies that sometimes have tens of thousands of people working from home.
Unilever currently has thousands of people working from home worldwide. According to the company, everyone is facing different problems due to this.
If an employee has kids, the other is alone or takes care of parents. But these are difficult times for everyone. It is mentally and physically tough and people also have fear about the whole corona situation.
Meanwhile, creativity among employees is also changing, to connect more closely with each other.
Sometimes dozens of people sit in a video call. Other employees still have lunch together, at home, with a screen in between but even then employees feel isolated and trapped in house walls.
But there are growing complaints of loneliness as some workers find it more challenging than anything else.
In short, loneliness is a terrible plague that scares you away. However, this one is far from being inevitable as it is enough to change the state of mind and to multiply the initiatives to break the isolation.
To fight this, don’t let your relationships die, meet people virtually, and keep a balance between work and life.