It was only a few weeks ago when I sat down to do the Editors note and we welcomed September wow now we are welcoming November. What a crazy Merri-Go-Round. Recently there have been some interesting survey’s and studies that have been completed with regards to post COVID-19 and how we are dealing with it.
This is an extract of some of the stats that I find very interesting.
What do you see as the biggest benefits of working remotely:
- 30% Not wasting time in the traffic
- 27% Flexible Schedule
- 24% More productive due to fewer distractions
- 19% Ability to balance work and private life/spend more time with family
On the flip side of this: What do you see as the biggest challenges of working remotely
- 61% Inability to unplug
- 46% Loneliness/lack of human contact
- 45% Connectivity issues
- 41% Distractions at home
- 28% Communication with management and team members
- 19% Worries over data security
- 14% Lack of motivation
- 11% Other
- 9% Access to critical business apps
Some very different feedback in these two questions,
more research has said “the Covid 19 pandemic has created a sense of loss of control among people, and the only thing this loss does not extend to you is yourself, they say pointing out that the key to thriving in this new climate is to take control of yourself. To do this effectively, we need to understand that the root of the problem is not stress. The real challenge we face is the absence of recovery by the pressures created by stress. After all, stress is part of what we do in the modern world and, as such it is to be expected. However, its worth noting that when you are stressed, your body goes into a high performance state, where your adrenalin is pumping. The body is not designed to operate in this fashion for lengthy time periods, which is why we need recovery time they say”
I urge you to take the time to recover to take time off from the digital screens you are staring at.
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