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Report: Young Workers Don't Really Like to Work from Home

January 21, 2022

Working from home was formerly a luxury only tech companies and more advanced businesses offered as an option for their staff. After the COVID-19 pandemic started, and with a shift to work from home requirements, most businesses added this capability to their work policies - some for good! While so many are embracing the fact they can work in the comfort of their home, not everyone feels the same way.

Often we think of the older, less tech-savvy generation as being the one’s apprehensive of this type of drastic change to their work routines, but it seems that may not actually be the case.

According to the latest poll from cloud communications provider RingCentral, it’s surprisingly younger workers that are feeling this way.  While the perks of working from home seem incredible, there are downsides too. Like the lack of human interaction, feelings of being disconnected from the team, and even increased anxiety.

The survey found many of these employees didn’t feel supported by their supervisors while they worked from home, and many even felt stressed about having to finally work in person and meet the staff members they had never officially seen in person. T  respondents most concerned about these scenarios and experiencing the negative effects of working from home were 21-24 years old. 

So what does this mean for employers?

Today, with most businesses fighting against the “Great Resignation” and seeing mass staffing shortages happen across industries, it’s critical that these feelings be considered as remote working plans are established.

More than ever, employers need to remain connected and engaged with their staff - even if they are working remotely and ensure two-way dialogues are happening.

Edited by Luke Bellos


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