The pandemic did more than change how we work, communicate, and socialize; it also had an unforeseen impact on our mental health. If you felt depressed, anxious, confused, and lost sleep during this last year, know you’re not alone. Communities across the world grappled with the ramifications of COVID-19 as people were forced out of their comfort zone and into challenging scenarios.
For many, this meant working from home for the first time. Remote workers had their daily routines disrupted as they learned to work from home, isolated from co-workers, friends, and loved ones. This profoundly affected working Americans, as work stress and anxiety levels, were at an all-time high in 2020. Now more than ever, mental health and well-being should be a top priority for all.
This new dynamic created challenges for business leaders and marked a significant shift in how remote employees are managed. While it’s impossible to fix all your team’s work stress and problems, there are a handful of steps you can take to support workers – from anywhere.
Managing Your Team’s Work Stress.
We hope the above tips will help you manage your employee’s work stress and support their needs. And remember, checking in with your team via online meetings or a VoIP phone system is a great way to stay connected and ensure your team has what they need to stay productive and healthy as we continue to adjust to the new normal. To learn more about how Vai’s remote communication tools can support your workers and manage their work stress, contact a knowledgeable Vai team member today.