Work-life balance. Is it still there?
We have all experienced what it is like to work at home. For one employee, it's a relief that more gets done and he is less disturbed by colleagues, for example. Others miss the social contacts and the chance to catch up at the coffee machine. For the time being, we will continue to work at home a large part of the time, as this is the only way that many companies can comply with the 2.0m society. Yet we increasingly notice that it is difficult for workers to maintain a good work-life balance.
And this leads to a growing number of stress-related complaints, experts tell us. The psychosocial workload is difficult to measure from a distance. There is little or no insight into the employee, it requires a different way of managing and many workers are afraid of losing their jobs because of the possible approaching recession and therefore prefer not to say how they are really doing. In addition, we notice (and several studies, including Bloomberg May? 2020, endorse this) that people are working more hours and longer consecutively at home. So a good home office is important.