The lines between leisure travel and business are increasingly becoming blurred. Workers are booking flights for working getaways, which has been a big boost for the travel industry.
But blurring these lines has consequences, too. What if you never truly unplug from work?
What else matters this week?
The Sabbatical is taking on a new meaning: a power move to fight burnout.
Meta is threatening to unfriend Europe as talks on user privacy rules stall.
A major breakthrough on nuclear fusion which could have a big impact on the energy sectors in the long term.
Apple has bought London-based AI Music, which uses artificial intelligence to create tailor-made music from royalty-free music.
Major firms like Amazon, Ikea, and Unilever may be overstating their climate efforts, according to a new watchdog report.
Nissan Motor will gradually sunset their development of combustion engines in all major markets except the U.S., another green-fueled move in the shifting automotive industry.
Eurozone inflation reached a record 5.1% inflation in January, fueled by the rising cost of energy and food.
Next generation Covid boosters could be inhaled.
We’ve got a full breakdown of all the top headlines you can’t miss this week.
#1. Companies need to manage remote work or risk burnout, WHO warns
We’re approaching the two-year anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdowns – and the start of a new era for the world of work. Many people with desk jobs have been working remotely for almost two years, on and off, now. These workers are worn out, physically and mentally.
Work-from-home burnout is a global phenomenon, so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new warning for companies, lawmakers, and employees this month. If companies and employees don’t collectively manage remote working, a work-from-home model can create hazardous conditions, putting employees’ health at risk.
“Which way the pendulum swings depends entirely on whether governments, employers, and workers work together,” Maria Neira, director of the department of environment, climate change and health at the WHO, said. Read more here.