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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.
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.
There’s no way around it: you can only work so much until you burn out. Perhaps due to the business mantra of “infinite growth,” organizations often expect that employees will work at their maximum capacity. Forever. However, high performance is not a static state—it’s cyclical, requiring alternating seasons of rest.
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