13 Jul 2021
Five tips for boosting your physical and mental health during hybrid working
As we move toward a full re-opening of the economy there remains some uncertainty about how often we will return to offices. A leaked Whitehall document recommended the Government should not actively tell people to go back to the workplace after 19 July. While different messages have come from Ministers, it seems likely that an element of home working is to continue. Most companies seem set to operate at least a part hybrid model, between home working and coming into the office. A recent survey from Gemsatwork found that more than three-quarters (77%) of workplaces that fully closed during the most recent UK lockdown have reopened, with 47% of staff back to the office on a day-to-day basis.
Responsible employers will want to tread cautiously in how they approach the return to offices during what remains a difficult time for many people. It is important to be mindful about employees’ mental health, with many peoples’ emotional states fragile to say the least. Employees will need to adapt to make sure they take the right steps to ensure they can manage the very different challenges of hybrid working compared to solely working from home.
At Gekko we have worked with both physical and mental health experts to ensure our staff have been supported as best we can. So with the support of our practitioners, Bianca Sainty & Bep Dhaliwal, I’d like to share our best tips for looking after yourself as we mix between the real office and the home office.
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