30% Indians Burnt Out Due To Work From Home; Increased Workload Is #1 Reason
In a study report released by the professional networking site LinkedIn, it was found that one in three professionals in India is burnt out due to increased workload and stress, while working remotely in India.
Since March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to shifting entire offices to the online space and the concept of full-time work from home sprouted.
Now, even 18 months after the pandemic hit the country, organizations and companies continue to work remotely. As the restrictions are starting to reduce, companies are looking out to restart in-office operations in a phased manner.
Amid these activities, LinkedIn has released a study research report on September 14, called the ‘Future of Work 2021’, which demonstrates the views of about 1,108 professionals aged up to 68, on working from home, through their responses during the pandemic.
75% Employees Dislike WFH
In a study report released by LinkedIn, it was found that employees are prioritising their well-being and finding ways to strike the right balance.
The study includes responses from 1,108 professionals up to the age of 68 years, who have been working from home all through the pandemic.
About 52% of respondent employees believe that work-life balance has become as important as their salary compensation.
Speaking of hybrid work, about 86% respondents believe that it will positively impact their work-life balance. They are of the view that the said model will help them equally focus on their personal and professional goals.
While 86% employees are positive about the hybrid work model, about 75% respondents think that working from home negatively impacted their growth due to lack of learning, personal and from peers, and less face-time with leaders, added the report.
As per the report, 93% respondents stated that their physical health improved due to a cut on junk food and more time for physical exercises and homemade meals.
About 42% professionals stated that they like working remotely because it allowed them to choose work hours and location, while 39% professionals liked it as they got more time with their loved ones.
“Long-term remote work has left professionals fatigued in India. Organisations are rethinking their entire work models, culture, and values, while employees are rethinking not just how they work, but why they work,” said Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager, LinkedIn, as stated by Moneycontrol.