How the psychological risks of remote working can impact belonging and inclusivity
Although Covid-19 restrictions are set to be lifted in a few weeks, remote or hybrid working is here to stay. Instead of commuting every day, many employees will use offices as part-time workspaces or occasional hubs for meetings – giving them more flexibility and a better work-life balance.
However, hybrid working isn’t as simple as allowing people to split their time between their desk and a remote location. It’s essential for all workers – those in the office and those at home – to feel included and engaged at work.
“Inclusivity is an essential component in any workplace. It allows employees to experience a shared sense of belonging, which, in turn, enables them to feel comfortable, confident and inspired,” says Binna Kandola, senior partner and co-founder at business psychology firm Pearn Kandola.