WFH (work from home) burnout is starting to become a serious issue among workers all around the globe. Despite companies thinking that their workers might be able to relax all day at home, this is actually incorrect.
Burnout itself is a situation in which a person suffers from energy and mental depletion, resulting in a sharp decline in productivity and performance. Additionally, World Health Organization (WHO) also officially declared burnout as a disease.
Some indications of a general burnout include stress, exhaustion, and anxiety. Accordingly, this also applies for a WFH burnout.
So, what are the factors that actually contribute to the burnout during the work-from-home cultures amids the COVID-19 lockdown? In short, it turns out that, while at home, workers tend to juggle more responsibilities that they are at the office.
To be specific, there are actually numerous factors that induce this burnout. Without further ado, here are the causes of the burnout.
In the past, you had to travel from your home to your office. However, you don’t have to do so nowadays. This, actually, eliminates the clear distinction between your work and your personal life, resulting in a work-life imbalance.
The thing is, this has become extraordinarily problematic since everything happens in a sudden. Of course, a person who previously already works from home would not experience this as much as the workers who just started to do so.
Problematic Time Management and Schedule
As a continuation to the previous problem, problematic time management and schedule also become a dominant cause. While normally workers stop working by the time work hours finish, they cannot do so at some point during the WFH.
As the mindsets ascertain these workers that they work and rest at the same place, they can work outside of their normal schedule. This might be due to the companies’ request or the workers’ lack of awareness itself.
Different Social Connection
A change of the way workers interact can contribute to the burnout. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, people can freely interact and communicate face-to-face at the office. Now, it is different.
Additionally, people who live together with other people at their home can also experience the same thing. Even worse, video conferencing, teleconference meetings, and phone calls could not heal the wound. Instead, it may worsen it.