Work management platform Asana has released its 2021 research study, The Anatomy of Work Index, highlighting the burnout, work anxiety and increased levels of imposter syndrome that are currently being experienced by remote British workers.
As most workers have faced the reality of a third national lockdown, an incredible 75% of workers have experienced some form of burnout in the past year, while 86% are falling victim to working longer hours at an average of one hour and 46 minutes extra per day.
It's evident that remote working has been life changing for many, but with this new work/life balance, comes increased stress levels and the temptations never to switch off. The report also identifies that 69% of employees believe they are suffering from imposter syndrome, and 45% say this feeling has only intensified while remote working.
Never has it been more important for companies to not only look after the wellbeing of their staff, but also fully understand the unique challenges their employees may be facing
Simon O'Kane - Asana Head of EMEA
Despite the increased welfare concerns, only 19% of workers feel comfortable speaking with bosses about the problems they face.
Further to the psychological impact, Asana believes that more time than ever gets wasted due to poor work management which can only harm businesses. The increase in unnecessary video calls and Zoom meetings leads to over three hours wasted every week, with an estimated 157 work hours lost per employee each year.
The report also details duplicated work inefficiencies due to poor communication between colleagues and teams when working remotely.
According to the Asana research, when employees have transparent and improved work processes, they could save nearly six hours a week.
Asana Head of EMEA, Simon O'Kane commented: "Our latest research illustrates the increased levels of imposter syndrome, anxiety and burnout many British office workers are currently experiencing. With a third lockdown in place, and many now facing the prospect of more remote working in the weeks and months ahead, never has it been more important for companies to not only look after the wellbeing of their staff, but also fully understand the unique challenges their employees may be facing."
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