68% of workers are suffering from burnout due to full-time remote work

As many businesses mull the benefits of a remote workforce, one downside has become quite plain: Working from home means longer hours, increased isolation and workers on the brink.

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Remote work is a problem for the well-being of you employees.

As the ongoing pandemic forces many organizations to stretch their ideas of what work in an office looks like, the people who are bearing the brunt of the crisis are people every organization needs to survive: talented and engaged employees.

For wellness officers, that means thinking about how you can tailor programs for a remote workforce that feels left behind.

According to data from Fishbowl, an app that provides social communities to employees, in a survey of more than 16,000 of its users, more than 68% said they are burnt out.

And the driving factor behind that number is working from home.

This data comes in contrast to some reports that remote work is preferred by employees—even contributing to their mental health.

A survey from FlexJobs reports that remote work has been a net positive for employee mental health.

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The study argues that remote workers are able to enjoy healthier habits and activities because of their flexible work arrangements:

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