The festive season has just begun and we are looking forward to celebrating the end of the year with laughter and relaxation. It’s the right time for us to look back at the year before and ensure we implement what we have learnt for the future.
2020 proved to be an unprecedented challenge to our wellbeing. Lines between work and life blurred and a general sense of unease and anxiety was present. In a recent survey, almost 50% of working professionals have stated that they’ve been working either the same or more hours since the start of the pandemic as they work from home. Employees expressed their need for organizations to step in and assist in balancing workloads and offer methods to de-stress and care for employee wellness.
The change from a traditional workplace to remote workspaces has shown us that burnout and fatigue are still issues that hamper wellbeing and productivity. These issues are equally concerning for employees working remotely as those working in a physical workspace.
59% employees and business leaders have stated that since the rise of the pandemic, their organizations have ensured there are some measures to safeguard against burnout and fatigue. However, 29% of employees have said that they wish organizations would act with more compassion.
It’s never too late to step in and boost the wellness levels of your organization. This season of celebration has also given us a chance to show our workforce how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication this past year.