Working through the Pandemic
Working through the Pandemic: The pandemic allowed the of many job roles from the office to home. During the first wave of the pandemics, almost all organizations (except health and food industries) let their workers to work from home. Many were laid off as well.
Working from Home
Working from home emerged as the new normal. Companies also realized that certain roles can be performed equally effectively remotely. This challenged the traditional ways of working. Bosses and managers had to be flexible about their expectations from their employees and employees had to find new ways to stay efficient and productive.
Stress & Productivity
Speaking of productivity, it is natural to experience a decline in your usual level of productivity during special circumstances like these. This is not the time to beat yourself up, but rather, find ways to manage your own expectations regarding your own work.
Employees who still had to go to work in-person experienced a lot of distress. Many felt anxious, worried about getting infected themselves or getting their family members infected. Being in this state of mind decreases efficiency at work. Many employees had to get used to following SOPs like wearing a mask, using sanitizer, and avoiding physical social contact as per their routine.
Employees’ increased distress and anxiety could lead to more severe instances of the same issues like anxiety disorders and depression.
Employees’ Mental Health
It is very important that organizations take in account the mental health of all their employees. Mental health facilities should be covered in medical insurance of the employees. Mental health leaves should be allowed. Organizational supports can prove to be very beneficial for the employees and the company itself.
If you think you are experience distress, anxiety, low mood, etc. due to work or the pandemic, and would like to speak to a professional, you can book an appointment or an online session with Hero Health Care. That’s all in working through the Pandemic.