The number one challenge that our team is facing while working from home is juggling childcare and work. Understandably, with limited childcare resources and with children needing to be homeschooled, some team members are finding it challenging to juggle multiple demanding roles.
In addition to the above, our team misses social connectivity! Coffee meetings, seeing colleagues every day, and bouncing off ideas over lunch are just a few things that are lacking in our new life.
Finally, not having a fully equipped desk, a comfortable chair, and office based resources has had an impact on both the team’s productivity and their physical health. In fact, 50% of our team believes that working from home has negatively impacted their physical health, especially when it comes to less movement, and an increase in the consumption of unhealthy food. The commute to work served as a physical activity for some of our colleagues, whereby they used to commute via bike, walk, or even just take the stairs if using public transport. It now takes an active effort to include this physical activity portion in the working day.