98% of the employees who were surveyed worked from the office in Jan 2022, as compared to 83% in May 2022, according to the survey.
According to a report by UKnowva, the mental wellbeing of working professionals has started to decline once again due to the fact that most of the companies are working from home. uKnowva, a cloud-based and mobile-enabled business software that helps to scale and automate everyday business operations, recently released its happiness index report involving white-collared employees in India. With employees gradually returning back to their offices, it was found that return-to-office policies were negatively impacting employee happiness.
98% of the employees worked from the office in Jan 2022, as compared to 83% in May. People who worked from home were 29 percent happier than people who worked from the office on January 22. On May 22, only six percent of employees working from the office were happier than those working from home. Female employees prefer the work-from- home arrangement as compared to their male counterparts who prefer working from the office according to the report.
After more than two years of the Pandemic, remote working has become the new normal and new habits have formed. The workforce loves remote working because of the freedom and productivity it gives them. Employees can choose their preferred environment for working at remote work. This could explain why remote workers are more productive. During the Pandemic, women were able to work from home because they were able to manage their house and work without having to travel or be away from the family. Mr Jain said that women are either leaving their jobs due to flexibility issues or are once again juggling between the responsibilities of work and home.
People who are coming back to work are complaining that it can affect their mental health. A McKinsey study found that one-third of people who had just returned to office said they had a negative impact on their mental health. For some employees, it’s difficult to give up the habits that were formed during the Pandemic, while for others, it’s the prospect of being made fun of.
Women are more likely to leave their jobs than men in the next six months. To avoid a big resignation.
Retaining employees, companies to implement a robust employee engagement and wellness program to better assist employees to acclimatise with the work from office mode is what Mr Jain is saying.
UKnowva uses automation and artificial intelligence to calculate employee happiness.
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