Linda Miller has found a happy medium.
She lives in Warrenton, Va., which puts her right in between her job as an executive assistant at the economic consulting firm Bates White in Northwest Washington and her 86-year-old parents’ home in Harrisonburg, Va. Before the novel coronavirus forced many workers out of the office, Miller would drive to Harrisonburg once or twice a month and arrive at her parents’ by 8 a.m. to start working remotely. There were days when Miller would stop working at 9 p.m. or midnight if she started later, but her superiors never seemed to mind.
“I feel like I can be just as responsive [working remotely],” Miller said. “I would log into the Bates White computer system while standing at my mom’s kitchen counter and answer emails or work on a project while cooking my dad breakfast, looking over their monthly bills or answering one of
While Working From Home, People With This Personality Trait Have Experienced The Greatest Increase In Work-Life Balance
There’s been a recent spate of commentary on how working from home has eroded employees’ mental health, engagement, work-life balance, and more. And while there is some truth to those accounts, and some people have suffered emotionally, the reality is more complicated.
The fact is that there are a great many employees who have not only survived, but thrived, while working from home. And certain personality traits accurately predict whether someone is going to love or hate the experience of working from home.
In a new report called The Truth About Working From Home In 24 Shocking Charts, Leadership IQ surveyed 3,706 employees currently working from home to measure their experiences. Respondents answered more than two dozen questions about working from home, as well as questions about their psychological makeup.
One of the findings discovered that 39% of remote employees say that their work-life balance is much better working