Since the pandemic, remote working has increased dramatically, and whilst remote workers often boast of the positives of working from home, more and more evidence is emerging that remote workers are suffering from burnout.
So, this week, we’re exploring the signs and causes of remote worker burnout and how Halo intranet can help to fight it by supporting a happier, healthier, more connected remote working environment.
Remote Worker Burnout - The Stats
For many ditching the commute and working from home may sound like heaven, but remote workers often find it can be tricky to get the work-life balance right, and burnout is becoming more and more common.
- 69% of remote employees are experiencing burnout
- 27% of remote employees find it difficult to unplug from work
- 53% of remote employees are working extra hours
- 69% of employees feel their employers are not doing enough to prevent burnout
- 29% of employees are frequently working longer hours or weekends
- 48% of remote employees feel they have no emotional support from their employers
Signs of Remote Worker Burnout
Employee burnout can have a huge impact on employee wellbeing and an organisation’s productivity, staff turnover, job satisfaction, and team culture, so it shouldn’t be ignored.
But one of the trickiest things about remote worker burnout is identifying when employees are struggling if you don’t often see them in person. It’s therefore important to look out for common signs of burnout which can include:
- Missing deadlines
- Decrease in quality of work
- Avoiding video calls or voice conversations
- Stress and irritability
- Calling in sick regularly
- Not taking annual leave allowance
- Answering messages or calls outside of agreed working hours
Causes of Remote Worker Burnout
In order to address burnout, It’s also important to understand the common causes which can include:
- Poor technology or internal systems that cause frustration or delays
- Poor communication from managers or colleagues
- Inadequate supervision or support
- Poor skill sharing across remote teams
- Lack of team culture or sense of camaraderie
- Repetitive or uninspiring tasks
- Digital distractions or too much screen time
- Inability to disconnect outside of working hours
How to Fight Remote Worker Burnout with Halo Intranet
Halo intranet was designed by remote workers, for remote workers and is a must-have for preventing remote worker burnout and creating a positive team culture.
It’s packed with features to transform the daily experience of remote teams, with a particular focus on productivity, wellbeing, communication, and remote team culture. Key burnout-fighting features include:
Improve Focus, Reduce Frustrations
- Access all of your organisation’s key systems in one place
- One login to streamline working systems
- Easy access to all internal documents and forms
- Productivity tools to help improve focus
Prioritise Team Culture
- Find out how your team’s feeling with Halo’s instant polls and surveys
- Promote events and key dates with Halo’s shared internal organisational calendar
- Help remote colleagues to get to know each other with our staff profile and skill-sharing pages
- Start a conversation, share news, and build team culture with Halo’s private interactive social media wall
Promote Positive Wellbeing
- Showcase your company perks to bring in the feelgood factor
- Support positive wellbeing and raise awareness of burnout with Halo’s personalisable wellbeing zone
- Start the conversation about positive wellbeing when working from home and share the best working-from-home practices on your social media feed
Ready to Fight Remote Worker Burnout with Halo Intranet?
Halo is packed with features that can help your remote team to thrive. If you want to support a happier, healthier remote team and prevent employee burnout, contact our friendly team today to find out how Halo intranet can help.