Working remotely from home makes balancing work and life much more difficult. Entering and leaving the office creates a clear separation of these two spheres of life, while working from home makes them overlap. It’s much harder for employees to unplug from work and stop engaging with emails, messages, and notifications. This results in a major cognitive workload and less time for slowing down and recharging.
Work at the office creates a natural environment for peer-to-peer learning ‘through osmosis’ and tacit knowledge exchange. In remote work, this kind of horizontal, social learning must be more intentional.
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