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The reality of WFH – Uplevel users reveal what’s happening at work
We analyzed the Uplevel user base to see what’s happened since March across Deep Work, meetings, PR throughput and burnout risk. What we saw: Your employees are working harder than ever and need help avoiding burnout. We’re here to help.
Your engineering team is working hard. As a manager, your superpowers are to streamline, prioritize, and advocate for your team. Yet, everyone needs a little bit of help. That’s where Uplevel comes in.
It’s clear to us at Uplevel that everyone loves data. What’s less clear to the managers and software engineers that we work with is what to DO with data. We’ve learned that if teams are going to act on data, it needs to be timely and actionable.
As a company deeply fascinated by how we achieve productivity, this experimental year has been a rich opportunity to uncover insights. The dramatic change in lifestyle has impacted every area of work, from how we collaborate to how we empathize.
64% of Engineering Managers Report Confidence in Remote Team Productivity, but Have Concerns around Burnout, New Survey Finds
The leading two concerns expressed by engineering managers were maintaining team member morale (43%) and team collaboration (37%).
If Slack notifications, emails, and meeting reminders pulled you into different tasks more than once while reading this article, you’re a strong candidate for a reduction in context switching. This improvement has long-lasting benefits. At the end of the day, every step we take to reduce context switching helps prevent dreaded burnout.