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Uplevel launches new features to support remote work
How we work and manage our teams has changed overnight. We launched three new features for teams to track burnout, social isolation, and throughput to make sure teams are getting work done while staying sane.
The socially distanced year of 2020 has unveiled workplace truths and obstacles in endless ways. We’ve ditched the office, discovered new meanings of “work/life balance,” and adjusted business in the time of great uncertainty.
After weeks of shelter-in-place policies, states are developing their transition plans back to (some version of) normal life. Even as certain states attempt to reopen business as usual, swift backlash from public health experts—and the general public—raises concerns about how we safely and successfully enact this next phase.
Shelter-in-place policies quickly—and significantly—changed the way we live and work. Now that our workday has traded cubicles and conference rooms for eight solo hours at the computer, we’re spending more time than ever on screens. It doesn’t help that our after-work activities often involve more screens, from video chat socializing to Netflix. Cue eye strain, sore neck muscles, and a host of other side effects from this sedentary lifestyle.
Even in the distant past of 9-to-5 office days, we occasionally found ourselves fielding late-night Slack messages or Sunday evening emails. Now that our work lives are based at home, the concept of “office hours” is virtually non-existent. Many of us are opening our laptops right when we wake up, or answering slack messages late until the night.
Weeks into the era of social distancing, we’re settling into a somewhat surreal routine. Even companies that already embraced WFH culture are adjusting to fully remote life—and we’re learning new benefits and obstacles daily.
We all want to be more productive. We optimize our schedules, we seek the latest research, maybe we experiment with nutrition or sleep patterns. From the hundreds of engineers that we’ve met, we frequently hear the same productivity goal: to reduce multitasking.