- interaction /in-ter-AK-shuhn/
- transition /tran-ZISH-uhn/
- impact /im-PAKT/
- isolation /ahy-suh-LEY-shuhn/
- persistent /per-SIS-tuhnt/
[noun] – an occasion when two or more people or things communicate with or react to each other
Children’s social interaction and teamwork in the classroom are essential to their development and education.
[verb] – to change, or make someone or something change, from one form or situation to another
The schools have transitioned students from Spanish to English in elementary school.
[verb] – to have an influence on something
The import rates have impacted the country’s economy.
[noun] – the condition of being alone, especially when this makes you feel unhappy
Many immigrants experience isolation.
[adjective] – lasting for a long time or difficult to get rid of
I have been experiencing a persistent skin rash for a long time, and it is difficult to get rid of.
Business manager Abi Smith of the food company Spice Kitchen declared that she would never apply for a job requiring home or remote work. She said that the lack of a daily routine that involved getting up, leaving the house, and engaging in social interactions with others might have had a significant negative impact on her mental health. A major US charity’s plan to close its city office and transition its employees to remote work shocked Carol, who works in donor support there. She added that because of her small apartment’s lack of a spare room, she spent the entire day working on her laptop on the couch. She could talk to people on video chats all day long, but she preferred being in an office setting because it felt more natural.
Some people may be severely impacted by this disconnection and lack of routine. According to a May 2021 survey by the American Psychiatric Association, nearly two-thirds of adults who spend at least some time working from home report experiencing occasional feelings of isolation or loneliness. That’s a persistent emotion for 17% of people. Individual family circumstances may also influence how much a worker misses their job; studies have found that people who lived with family or a partner during the lockdown had far fewer mental health issues.
- Do you like working from home? Why or why not?
- Based on your experience, what are the disadvantages of working from home?
- If you were to choose between the two setups, which would you choose? Why?
- Do you believe that working from home has negative effects on mental health?
- Some people love working from home. What do you think about it?