Nearly half of remote workers say it gives them anxiety

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As many hospitals adopt permanent remote and hybrid work models, nearly half of employees working from home report it increases their anxiety and hurts their efficiency at work, according to a recent Breeze survey.

For its study, Breeze surveyed 1,000 Americans from Sept. 23-25 who are working remotely whose companies have welcomed some employees back into the office.

Three survey insights:

  1. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed said they are experiencing remote work-related anxiety as other employees return to the office. Sixty-six percent of respondents said remote work-related anxiety was around before other employees started returning to the office.

  2. Sixty-six percent of employees said the anxiety caused by working remotely has negatively affected their productivity.

  3. The three most common self-reported symptoms from remote work-induced anxiety are exhaustion, muscle pain, and headaches or dizziness. As a result of remote work, about half of respondents said they have experienced depression, irritability, sadness and panic attacks.

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