I talk to many people every week, which means I’m hearing many stories about working from home. A common thread I hear is how many more hours people spend working.
This extra work seems to be happening because of how convenient work is, given they don’t have to travel to an office. The lack of travel has meant many people are filling their commute time with work.
The pace will not be sustainable if the people are working more hours because they’re working from home. People will start burning out, and worse yet, struggle to keep up with expectations if, and when, they find themselves commuting again.
Talk to your team to find out how much they’ve been working. You might prevent a problem by ensuring people aren’t sacrificing personal time because they’re working from home.
You’ve got this.