The Money Making “ism” –
June 20, 2020 – According to a study of over 1,000 remote employees by Twingate, remote employment is causing workers to lose a sense of work/life balance during the pandemic. A total of 45% of employees reported attending more meetings during the pandemic than when working in the office, compared to 21% who attended fewer meetings. And 40% of employees have experienced mental exhaustion from video calls while working remotely. A Doodle, survey of more than 1,100 U.S. employees also cited symptoms of burnout among employees. Findings showed a full week of virtual meetings leaves 38% of employees feeling exhausted while 30% felt stressed. And employees said performance anxiety and business pressures is pushing them into competitive mode with 63 % saying they were likely to record and re-watch their virtual meetings to become better presenters and strengthen their client relationships.
Work addiction is this century’s cocaine, its problem without a name. Workweeks of sixty, eighty, even a hundred hours are commonplace in major corporations, and some say they are working more because they have no boundaries when WFH. If you’re a true workaholic, your relationship with work is the central connection of your life, as compelling as the connection that addicts experience with booze or cocaine.