Working from home is making it increasingly difficult for employees to find a work-life balance. This is according to Alexander Forbes Health which says its research has shown that the new virtual ways of working have placed greater strain on employees, with them clocking many more hours of work at home than they did at the office.
The company says the situation is as a result, having an emotional impact on the country’s workforce.
Alexander Forbes Health says employees are experiencing digital overload – back-to-back meetings with no time to pause and the perception that it’s fine to squeeze in yet another meeting.
Boundaries are no longer adhered to.
Many respondents in the research felt the constant urge to check their work emails after working hours.
The company says there’s evidence to indicate concern in terms of employees’ mental health, and a work/life balance.
It has urged companies to ensure the wellbeing of staff, saying this is bound to have a positive knock-on effect on the business.