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Peer Coaching Can Prevent Work-From-Home Burnout

Published Mon Mar 01 2021

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We’re nearly a year into the pandemic, and the transitions we’ve been compelled to make have not been easy. High on that list is the shift from traditional working environments to work-from-home arrangements for many employees. This has increased flexibility in our schedules, eliminated commutes, and allowed us to spend more time with our loved ones, but the blurring of the lines between work and home and the pressure to operate as if it’s business as usual has caused many to feel increased levels of stress and burnout. According to a recent survey, 73 percent of working professionals are feeling some level of burnout. They feel disconnected, overwhelmed, and unsupported. One potential way to combat remote-work burnout, though, is by using peer coaching. Rather than having a hierarchical structure, when employees coach their peers, they can gain new insights and perspectives to solve their problems and connect authentically with their colleagues. It makes coaching more relevant and helps workers expand their professional and organizational networks to feel more at home while working from home.

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