The COVID-19 pandemic has put extra pressure on everyone. Between juggling work and home life—plus increased stress levels for adults across the U.S. that are unlike anything the country has experienced in decades—your employees risk burnout from every angle. While the coronavirus has most certainly overstayed its welcome, the public health crisis persists, and performing work at home will prove necessary for the long term.
But let’s get real: Working from home is not exactly easy. It comes with an array of obstacles:
Where’s the OFF button? You’ve finally got the commute of your dreams— a 30-second walk from your bedroom to your desk. But that comes with its own problem: There’s no separation between the workplace and home. And now, it’s past 6 p.m., and you’re still sitting in front of your laptop.
Pardon the interruption(s). You’ve likely gained some new coworkers during this time: family, pets, roommates. Working alongside them comes with distractions that can make it difficult to stay focused on your tasks or in your meetings.
However, things can get easier for your employees—and you can help them more than you ever realized. Experts believe that organizations have the power to help employees overcome many of the causes of burnout.