What does the home office bring? The six most important insights
Many employees would like to work from home on a regular basis. However, superiors and colleagues are often skeptical. Current studies show when everyone benefits from a home office rule.
"Working from home makes you unhappy!" The headlines in many daily newspapers read something like this in September 2019. The trigger was the current result of a survey by the AOK he alth insurance company: According to it, employees who work at home are more exhausted, nervous and irritable. They suffer more from self-doubt and feel anger and resentment more often - compared to employees who only sit in the company. The reason: at home, it is more difficult to separate private life and work; this burdens the psyche. Nevertheless, the number of people who work at least partly from home is slowly but steadily increasing in Germany. In the medium term, the SPD even wants to enshrine a right to work from home in the law.
Stefanie would also like to work from home in the afternoons. However, the boss of the 37-year-old advertising specialist relies on the press reports to deny her request: "Read that, I'm not doing you any favors at all!" He also secretly fears that his colleague would not be able to perform as well at home and that the atmosphere in the team could suffer…
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