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Mental Health & Remote Work: Acknowledging the Dark Side of Remote Work

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Remote working is not all glamorous as portrayed in social media, and many remote workers, while being free to roam around, are lonely.

Human beings cannot belong anywhere instantly, and a strong community building does not have any shortcuts. People with strong social ties in a singula...

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  • We assume living alone provides us with freedom and independence, but the ground reality is quite different. Nomads, while staying and working alone, meet new people, but don’t make any real friends. 
  • Many nomads have false assumptions about an office activity or event, and not...

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Remote working may have tremendous advantages but research suggests that human beings aren’t meant to work in isolation. Working socially with co-workers who are good friends leads to higher engagement and satisfaction in one’s job.

For remote working to be successful, it needs t...

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Remote work poses some unique mental challenges. To overcome them:

  • Acknowledge the mental health issues of remote workers.
  • Have an open conversation and workshops to address mental health issues.
  • Support a person having issues like depr...

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