Corona-Lockdown: Less Stress, more family

For many Workers, it meant the beginning of the Corona pandemic, a change in your working life around 180 degrees. How have you experienced the work in Lockdown

Corona-Lockdown: Less Stress, more family

For many Workers, it meant the beginning of the Corona pandemic, a change in your working life around 180 degrees. How have you experienced the work in Lockdown, and the health insurance company DAK, presented on Wednesday now has an extensive data – with some surprising findings. Accordingly, the workers were in the Corona-crisis, are less stressed, were in the home office more productive and had more time for the family.

Jessica Blazekovic

editor in the economy.

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"workers in the home office feel as a relief – and to a far greater extent than expected," said Andrew Storm, Director of the Board of DAK-Gesundheit. The analysis is part of this year's DAK health report, which was actually already finished shortly before the outbreak of the pandemic, with a focus on digitisation and the home office. The entrusted with the study, researchers at the Institute IGES and Forsa took advantage of the favor of the hour and surveyed the roughly 7000 a representative sample of participants in the Reports in April and may of this year another Time.

a Good Work-Life Balance

Felt before Corona 21 percent of workers are stressed regularly, it was according to the study, during the crisis, only 15 per cent. More than every Second from the group of those who now work regularly in the home office, said he was there more productive than in the office, two-thirds indicated that work and family better agree. Positive-many rate approximately similar to the gain in time through the Elimination of commuting to the workplace. The vast majority would like to work after the crisis, at least in part, from home.

surprise, especially the positive values for the reconciliation of work and family, but other studies come to the result that the Corona-crisis effect here is rather stressful. A AOK-analysis on the topic of home office from the past year, in turn, had identified fatigue, concentration problems and sleep disorders as negative factors in the home work.DAK-Chairman of the Board Andreas Storm admitted, due to the closure of schools and day-care centres, the home office has been especially for young families with a special burden. Nevertheless, the conclusion below the line, from the case of positive –mainly because
the parents can divide their working time at home better.

DIHK:"We will not return again in the time between in front of Corona"

Also in the DAK-study, the home office does not but only good: it's nice to see three-quarters of the respondents critical of the fact that little direct contact to the colleagues. Especially young employees, it is also often difficult to draw a boundary between work and leisure. Therefore, it is important to make "the positive aspects of the home office for the future fruitful, to move on without the negative," said Storm.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 12:20

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