Regular remote workers will be familiar with the challenges a life physically detached from colleagues poses and how it affects them emotionally. With thousands being advised to work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are ways to make the experience less stressful, write Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy for MIT Sloan Management Review.
The authors’ strategies are based on personal experience as well as global research interviews with thousands of remote workers.
“Feeling isolated is common when working from home,” they say. “Living with uncertainty in the face of a pandemic makes the current situation even more stressful.”