Remote work was also related to a positive impact on mental health in 85% of the study participants, as it allowed them to feel safe from COVID-19 and to have more time to spend with their families and loved ones (45% ).
In contrast, only 24% of the professionals stated that working at home had a negative impact on them in terms of physical health, mainly due to being connected 24/7 to their computers, in addition to the difficulties of finding a balance between parenthood and work .
It should be noted that remote work is difficult to adopt for generation Z, according to Microsoft’s Work Trend Index, since being younger they tend to be single, which leads them to feel isolated. In addition, they do not have the element of socialization to help them advance in their projects.
However, José Luis Martínez, managing director of Citrix Mexico, considers that to solve these problems, business leaders must face them based on “technological tools that allow connection flexibility in a safe way for both the employee and the company. ”.