Study: Remote Work May Be Good For Mental Health

Study: Remote Work May Be Good For Mental Health

Many Americans have been working from home since March and some are unsure of when they’ll return to the office. Large tech firms like Apple and Google have extended their work from home programs until Summer of 2021. In the face of the current pandemic, a recent survey from FlexJobs shows the majority of Americans are happy working from home.

Additional studies corroborate this stating remote workers keep thier jobs longer. All of this leads to a hypothesis that remote work may actually be good for mental health and many psychologists agree. However, other studies suggest Americans are feeling burnt out and are having a harder time finding work/life balance during the pandemic. Burnout is most certainly bad for mental health.

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