For a lot of people, this means now working from home. This brings a different set of challenges, and we were curious about how people have experienced this situation and keen to understand how to best shape our coaching and support to help. A couple of weeks ago we asked people to tell us about their experience of working at home during the pandemic.
What we found most interesting in the responses was that people were not overly challenged by technology or the logistics of working from home. What they did find particularly challenging were the more emotional aspects. We asked what respondents found to be the top 3 biggest challenges in working from home. Just 9% included poor internet connectivity as a problem. The top challenges were:
1: general anxiety about the impact of coronavirus on my life (54% mentioned this)
2: difficulties communicating with co-workers (45%)
=3: social isolation (36%)
=3: being motivated to keep a regular schedule (36%)
- too many distractions at home
- fear of the return to work
You can see the results of our survey here.
If you would like to take part in the ongoing survey series or wish to share it, the link is here. And we're always interested in your experiences, so please do leave your comments below.