Work From Home is Causing Career Burnout. Ever since India went into lockdown six months ago, we have been thinking that it will soon be over. But things have just carried on. With many parts of the country still in lockdown and new cases increasing each day, officies have been closed and people are forced to work from home.
Though it seemed to look nice at the beginning, people have started feeling lonely a bit working from home. It has ever since been playing havoc with the mental health of workers. A study, conducted by UK-based company, The Office Group, has found that people are experiencing career burnout much earlier than they did in pre-Covid times.
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Work From Home Causing Career Burnout: 50% Have Already Quit
The COVID-19 pandemic is making our lives hell in a variety of ways — affecting people we love, keeping us locked in our homes, and the stress work from home is putting on people’s shoulders.
And now, a new study has revealed that this stress is resulting in people actually experiencing career fatigue at the age of just 32 years.
Though mental health is not seen as seriously in India than it is in other parts of the world. The study, which surveyed 2,000 working professionals in the UK, found that one out of three respondents blamed the Covid-19 lockdown for their current state of work-related exhaustion and burnout. A reading of the study finds that since coronavirus restrictions began, 59 per cent of respondents say they’ve started working more hours. The average remote worker has put in an extra 59 hours of work, the research shows.
The new, post-Covid world has blurred the lines between work and home, and the results are showing. In India, with unemployment reaching unprecedented levels, there is the added stress of being unable to find a different job that keeps workers locked in to exploitative and harmful working arrangements. Work from home has the undesirable effect of turning a home into a workspace, upsetting the work-life balance that’s crucial to an employee’s mental well-being.
So for Indian professionals who have struggled to cope during the six months of lockdown, there is the faint solace in knowing that they are likely not the only ones feeling this way.