In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the world had to make radical changes to adapt. One such change was the abrupt shift to remote working. Millions of people who had never worked from home had to rapidly adjust. Both to a different work environment and learn new technology. All while trying to balance their work and family responsibilities.
So although many employees report being equally or more productive while working remotely, it comes at a cost. Multiple studies show the emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of remote workers is at stake due to prolonged work-related stress.
45% of remote workers say they work more now every week than before the pandemic. And it is especially true for working women, more so those who are mothers of color.
Organizations, therefore, have a responsibility to create a more human-centric work design that spurs both employee productivity and wellbeing while working from home. And they should ensure the redesigned model thoroughly addresses the unique drivers of burnout for employees of different races and genders.
Learn more about the causes and solutions of work-from-home burnout in the below infographic: