Loneliness on the rise
What: In a Cigna report from January 2020, 60% of Americans reported feeling lonely and the numbers are highest amongst younger generations. 1 in 5 remote workers also listed loneliness and feeling detached as one of the major challenges when working remote, according to a survey done by Buffer.
So What: Loneliness amongst remote employees is growing and it is not only bad for an individual’s mental health but it also has a huge impact on a person’s productivity. In general, lonely people show weaker performance and take twice as many sick days.
This article is part of Emerging Futures of Remote Work – An Institute for the Future Signals Report for The Remote Lab