Did you know, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 7 in 10 employees said they worked remotely once a week? We mentioned that in our Solutions For A Remote Workforce whitepaper but obviously much has changed in 2020, and remote work is a way of life for many employees now.
While more and more employees report that they desire the flexibility to work remotely, remote work comes with unique struggles including isolation and motivation challenges.
Company leadership can play a great role in encouraging an atmosphere of work-life balance and mental well-being. Where to start?
- Encourage employees to keep a regular schedule. Find a designated place for each family member to work, play, and learn, and create a routine that is comfortable for everyone in the house.
- Help team members stay connected with each other and leadership. Whether through chat, FaceTime®, or Slack® communication platforms, make sure they have the tools to build community.
- Promote healthy boundaries between work and family. An “always on” work mentality is unrealistic and taxing on the body. Make sure employees know it’s ok (and needed) to create a separation between work and home life, even when they both happen in the same place.