There are endless stories circulating of the detrimental effects that COVID-19 has had on our mental, as well as physical health. It’s known as the lockdown blues. Nowhere is this more apparent than if you have been required to work from home.
It is significant how our pre-COVID workplaces accommodated support from our work colleagues. Working together, in close proximity, we were able to pick up on changes in mood and share our joys and misfortunes. Not so if you are working from home.
Managers need to factor these effects of lockdown blues into their staff support processes.
Hopefully, the vaccination programme will add longevity to the easing of lockdown restrictions, and we can look forward to normalising our working routines. But in the meantime, be watchful for lockdown blues.
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