Commuting can negatively impact employees’ performance and wellbeing, as highlighted in Harvard Business Review by Francesca Gino, Bradley Staats, Jon M Jachimowicz, Julia Lee and Jochen I Menges. Addressing this often underestimated problem, they suggest some simple tweaks to make your commute a more positive experience.
Workers with long commutes are more anxious, less satisfied with life and less likely to find their job and daily activities satisfying. They are also more exhausted and less productive at work, and more likely to get divorced.
Gino, Staats, Jachimowicz, Lee and Menges offer five strategies to avoid these ill effects of commuting: