Remote Working Balance

The “millennial effect” is a key driver behind the rise in remote working. Giving employees the ability to work remotely can attract highly skilled employees that might not otherwise be interested in a role and can be particularly beneficial to companies in remote areas or locations with skills shortages.


Higher Productivity, Improved morale, Lower costs and flexible schedules – These are just some of the plethora of Pro’s we read about when researching benefits of remote working but What are the Con’s to consider when it comes to remote working?


Buffer’s 2019 annual report surveys almost 2500 remote workers to understand the struggles that come with remote work.  The most common downsides noted in regard to remote work were;

  • the inability to unplug,
  • loneliness,
  • difficulty collaborating.

It was also noted that remote workers feel that there is an “always-on” culture and that working at home can lead to longer hours than they would have in a traditional office setting.


Does your company offer the choice to work remotely? If so, how does your company identify that a team member is in mental distress or experiencing a mental health crisis?

Does your Line Manager, Supervisor or Human Resources department understand the common signs and symptoms for mental health problems?


CMSE Training are now offering a 1 day Supporting Employees in Mental Distress/Ill Health Course Programme. The course helps participants gain an understanding of how to offer appropriate support and signpost where help can be obtained.  Read more about this course.


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