Around the globe, organizations are doing their best to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic as quickly as possible. But as companies work to mitigate the short-term impact of COVID-19, it’s critical that they also consider the long-term effects on employees and, as a result, the business.
Despite technical prowess, remote work is difficult. Family pressures, roommates and stress are contributors. Millennials are struggling more than older employees to get their work done amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They also report higher levels of anxiety and sleeplessness than Baby Boomers and Generation Xers,
The world of work will never be the same. The coronavirus has fundamentally changed every aspect of business—from our commute to our work environment to how we interact with our colleagues. Business is not running as usual—that much is certain.
Recently, several federal agencies reported they're scaling back remote work programs, citing a lack of data regarding remote workers' effectiveness. "Given our current service challenges and lack of data on [the agency's telework policy's] impact on public service," Social Security Administration spokesman Mark Hinkle told The Washington Post