- How does working from home affect you?
- What are the advantages of working from home?
- initially /ih-NISH-uh-lee /
- exhausting /ig-ZAW-sting/
- evidence /EV-i-duhns/
- emotionally /ih-MOH-shuh-nl/
- survey /SUR-vey/
[adverb] – at the beginning
Initially, most people approved of the new strategy.
[adjective] – making you feel extremely tired
I’ve had an exhausting day.
[noun] – one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true
Can you show me any evidence for your statement?
[adverb] – in a way that relates to the emotions
Sue felt exhausted and emotionally drained.
[noun] – an examination of opinions, behavior, etc., made by asking people questions
We are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.
Having a permanent hybrid setup was initially comforting, according to Klara, whose last name is being kept out of concern for the stability of her employment. After years of full-time office employment, she felt like she finally had control over her chaotic home life and stressful work schedule. But as the months went by, the novelty of the hybrid work arrangement rapidly gave way to irritation and an uncomfortably rigid routine. According to Klara, on the days that she worked from home, she felt comfortable and focused. Klara feels as though she now needs to keep up with two workspaces—one at work and one at home. It is so exhausting because of the daily psychological shift—the change in the atmosphere; she is continuously nervous and agitated, and her ordinarily efficient homework is continually interrupted.
New statistics are beginning to corroborate this anecdotal evidence, which indicates that many employees find hybrids emotionally stressful. In a recent global survey conducted by employee engagement platform TINYpulse, more than 80% of executives claimed that such a structure was demanding on employees. Employees stated that mixed work arrangements—even full-time office work—were more emotionally taxing than an entirely remote one.
- According to Klara, what was initially comforting?
- According to Klara, how did she feel when she worked from home?
- Why is the hybrid setup exhausting?
- What is TINYpulse?
- How do employees find hybrid setups?
- When was the last time you felt drained? Could you tell me about it?
- Do companies in your country implement a hybrid setup? If so, could you tell me about it? If not, why do you think so?
- If you were to choose between a hybrid or a work-from-home setup, which would you choose? Why?
- Do you believe that the daily psychological shift—the change in environment—is what makes the hybrid setup so exhausting?
- Do you think that you will also feel what Klara felt? Why or why not?