The sudden transition to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges. As employees spend more and more time at home, the lines between work and non-work can blend together making it hard to create healthy boundaries between personal and professional lives.
Many employers have implemented remote work policies for the first time and may have concerns surrounding productivity and accountability. But with no clear deadline for the current situation in sight, employers should fear a different long-term risk: employee burnout.
According to an article from Harvard Business Review, the risk for burnout is substantial and the blurred lines between work and personal lives can greatly affect a person’s mental health.