The Mixed Blessing of Remote Work

By
Mortgage and Lending with Olympus Labs

78% of remote employees want to continue working from home for the rest of their career. It’s true that remote work brings savings in the form of cost, time, and stress. Yet for all the flexibility remote work offers, it has a dark side. Almost half of remote employees miss seeing their colleagues and having personal interactions with them. Digital interaction can be more stressful than in-person encounters due to reduced mobility and difficulties with nonverbal communication. In 2022, 23% of American remote workers say their Zoom fatigue is higher than it has ever been.

When well-being suffers, productivity goes with it. There are simply too many remote meetings. 71% of employees report wasting time every week due to unnecessary or canceled meetings. A majority also said they have more meetings now than they did as an in-person employee. 40% of employees waste up to 30 minutes searching for links, and waiting for meetings to start costs nearly 11 minutes each meeting. It may not seem like much, but lost time adds up fast.


What is the future of work events? Digital work is fractured, costing productivity from task switching. Working from anywhere must always include community and connection.

The Future of Work & Online Events

Comments (5)

Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
http://irstaxdebt.pro - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

agreed...it truly is a "mixed blessing" and it requires focus, dedication and organizational skills

Jul 06, 2022 06:38 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I would really like for the meetings to start on time, cover the agenda and not spend the whole meeting catching up with the ones who came in late.

Jul 07, 2022 05:41 AM
Brian DeYoung
also affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Heritage Realty - Ithaca, NY
The Realtor with personal investment background

I have had as many as 6 zoom meetings in a day and other days even with fewer meetings spent 6 hours a day on zoom.

It did make me rethink my in person 9ffice and change it.

I like the hybrid model, some in person, some remote work.

Jul 07, 2022 10:09 AM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Really interesting (rich)  data...after 40+ years of a bricks and mortar office, it's been a challenge for me (as the broker owner) to switch to working at my home office. Still a work in progress even at this point. 

Jul 07, 2022 10:05 PM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Personally I love the flexibility of working from home when needed--I still go into the office for visiting and meetings.  For those young pp who have only ever worked from home,  they seem content with no other interaction during the day except for online

Jul 10, 2022 01:51 PM