Mental Well-being of Workforce in the Midst of COVID-19

  • First, isolation. The lack of physical connection has left workers feeling they have nowhere to turn when they feel stressed or anxious. It becomes more challenging to form a strong support network which is crucial for good mental health.
  • Second, loss of work and home boundaries. Working from home can also contribute to an increased workload. There’s the temptation to work longer hours, and for those who don’t have a home office setup there’s no disconnect between home and office life.
  • Third, Zoom fatigue. Back to back virtual meetings would not be possible in a physical office. With fewer opportunities for informal catch-ups, many workers are spending more time in these meetings. As well as being a time drain, these video meetings can trigger fatigue and leave participants feeling, ironically, disconnected.

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