While many workers now enjoy WFH flexibility, it’s still important to manage your time, wellbeing and productivity better so as to avoid burnout.
Working from home… it’s a win/win, right? Companies reap the rewards of their employees’ rocketing productivity, while the rest of us enjoy greater wellbeing from a better work-life balance.
When the professional services firm Mercer surveyed 800 employers, 94% reported that their workers were either as or more productive while working remotely. Another study, this time from Owl Labs, suggests that full-time remote workers are 22% more likely to report being happy in their jobs than those who are in the office all the time.
But if you’re getting ready to pack your snaps and stationery into a cardboard box, well… steady on. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) published a report last year with more nuanced, complex findings.
People who had transitioned to remote working during the pandemic had, they suggested, “experienced health and wellbeing impacts, with the most common being feeling less connected to colleagues (67%), taking less exercise (46%), developing musculoskeletal problems (39%) and disturbed sleep (37%).”