Combating isolation just one more priority for employers during COVID era

Back in March, when a rapidly proliferating pandemic forced workers across the country out of their offices and into their homes, most thought the arrangement would be short-lived—a few weeks, maybe a month or so. As the year winds down, with many people still working from home—and coping with the kind of isolation they never expected—various surveys have shown that most workers miss the office. They may like the flexibility of working from home and hope to continue the arrangement in a limited way postpandemic, but they want the kind of interaction with colleagues they get in the office. This many months into the pandemic, workers are seeing that the isolation of working alone in their homes is taking a toll.

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