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Work from home adds on pressure, employees in India face increased burnout during pandemic: Survey

By: Careers Desk | New Delhi |

October 7, 2020 8:22:47 pm





Data confirmed that globally, individuals are in considerably extra conferences, taking extra advert hoc calls and managing extra incoming chats than they did earlier than the pandemic. Representational picture/ gettyimages.in

The employees in India are dealing with increased burnout at work because the work from home part began resulting from COVID-19 pandemic. Following a survey of over 6,000 employees, the most recent Microsoft Work Trend Index report discovered that India has the second highest proportion of employees dealing with increased burnout, with 41 per cent of employees citing the dearth of separation between work and private life as negatively impacting their well-being, ensuing in increased stress ranges.

According to the examine, 29 per cent of employees in India are experiencing increased burnout at work, owing to its improve in workday span by an hour. The graph additionally confirmed that the nation had the longest workday span of surveyed markets, whereas employees in Germany witnessed little or no change to the workday span or emotions of burnout.

Data confirmed that globally, individuals are in considerably extra conferences, taking extra advert hoc calls and managing extra incoming chats than they did earlier than the pandemic. “As people adjusted to remote working, after hours chats, or chats between 5 pm and midnight, have also increased,” the report talked about.

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Samik Roy, nation head, fashionable work, Microsoft India, mentioned, “In the last six months, we have seen how COVID-19 has created an era of remote anywhere. It has led to the evolution of a new workplace – from a physical space to one residing in a virtual world. As businesses adapt to a new way of working, it is important to examine the multifaceted impact that the new working conditions are having on employees.”

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The examine additionally revealed ‘no commute’ results on productiveness in the office. It discovered that 6 in 10 individuals globally felt they had been extra productive after they had been commuting to their office. On common, productiveness increased between 12 and 15 per cent.

About 92 per cent mentioned meditation may assist lower their work-related stress. “External research backs this up – consistent meditation with headspace can decrease stress and burnout and improve your ability to react to negative feedback,” as per the Microsoft report.

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