#1. Working from home means working longer hours
Following the lock-down measures enacted in much of the world due to COVID-19, many people have found themselves working from home. But while this remote work experiment was initially hailed as an opportunity for more flexibility, it has not all been plain sailing without its negative consequences, writes Bloomberg. It seems that people in the US who work from home spend on average three hours per day on the job more than they would if they worked from the office (while workers in France, Spain, and the UK work on average two more hours per day). Moreover, the constant ‘always-on’ work culture means people are increasingly overworked, stressed, and eager to go back to the office. While there are indications that productivity has improved, the increased workload and the challenge of juggling personal and professional life have also led to a higher risk of burnout.