Remote work is here to stay, and the time to build a healthy work-from-home culture is now.
Good mental health and overall wellness is at the heart of a strong, well-performing team. Despite the allure of working from home, today’s workers are under increasing amounts of stress.
Remote work has many advantages for both employees and businesses, especially during a time of global emergency such as the current pandemic. But there are opportunities for increased stress as well. Those who work from home tend to work longer hours, attend more meetings (virtually), and don’t take time off for weekends. A survey of 1,000 Americans taken by TELUS International, revealed that 4 out of 5 workers find it difficult to stop working in the evening. Half of the survey respondents said that their sleep patterns had been interrupted due to COVID-19, and nearly half indicated their mental health had declined since they began working from home.
Although remote work definitely has its perks, it’s clear that it also comes with a few challenges that need to be addressed.
I’ve put together 4 tips to help improve the wellbeing of your mangers, your remote workforce, and yourself.
1. Ensure You and Your Leadership Team Take Care of Yourselves.
Great leaders always lead by example, so it goes without saying that employee wellness starts with your leadership team. Use the following tips to help you and other leaders maintain good mental health, avoid burnout, and excessive stress.