Well-being of Remote Workers Amidst the Pandemic



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For the past two years, the pandemic has halted society, but work continued remotely. How has working remotely impacted the well-being of workers? Findings conclude that the pandemic has, in some cases, increased levels of stress. This positively correlated with a decline in mental health and an increase in depressive tendencies. However, approximately fifty-five percent of employees prefer working remotely at least three days of the week. It has been shown that ultimately these factors depend on the level of self-discipline the individual has, as working from home has caused a blurring of boundaries between work life and home life. Furthermore, the lack or decreased level of human interaction has a positive correlation with loneliness, too. A solution that has been brought up by some employees and corporations for the post-pandemic world is a more hybrid work model, to appease both sides of the spectrum of remote working. Microsoft is one of many companies implementing this new work model for the betterment of their employee's productivity and mental well-being.