Study: COVID Tech Took a Toll on Work-from-Home Moms

Research by UNLV communications expert Natalie Pennington finds that texts, video calls burdened the mental health of working moms during pandemic.

GW Experts Available to Discuss Returning to the Office This Fall

WASHINGTON (June 30, 2021) — Now that COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States have gone way up, many employers are calling workers back to the office. However, surveys show that many employees enjoy working from home and do not want…

On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic in the U.S., experts @JohnsHopkins can speak about the implications of WFH and SchoolFH on the future of work and education.

The United States is approaching the one-year anniversary of the pandemic forcing the closure of offices and schools across the country, launching millions of Americans into remote work and schooling. Johns Hopkins University experts who have been studying the short…

Beyond the Illness: How COVID-19 is Negatively Impacting Those Who are not Infected

The pandemic has impacted farmers, children, plant workers and even office workers in unique ways that go beyond physical illness. Several studies that explore these individualized effects will be presented during the Individual Impacts of Global Pandemic Risks session and the COVID-19: Risk Communication and Social Dynamics of Transmission and Vulnerability symposia, both from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET on December 15, at the 2020 Society for Risk Analysis virtual Annual Meeting, December 13-17, 2020.

With transition to remote work environment, business leaders need to spend more time fostering engagement with employees

As working from home becomes more prevalent, business leaders need to focus on connecting with their employees both one-on-one and as a team, says Surinder Kahai, associate professor at the School of Management at Binghamton University, State University of New…

Working from Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Working from home during the pandemic became an unexpected reality for millions of Americans, and while many want their careers permanently based where they live, hurdles to that goal remain, reports the first comprehensive study of the social and cultural impact of the coronavirus conducted by the USC Center for the Digital Future and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Business leaders need to address psychological impacts of working from home

The sudden transition to remote work has psychological impacts on working and business leaders need to adapt to help their employees stay productive and enjoy their jobs, says Surinder Kahai, associate professor at the School of Management at Binghamton University,…

Mindfulness can help you stop procrastinating while working from home

In addition to the stress of the global pandemic, working remotely could make people work inefficiently. According to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, practicing mindfulness may decrease levels of procrastination.

Ergonomics 101: Working from Home During Coronavirus

Marshmallow-soft couch cushions and a cutesy vintage chair here. Dim lighting and blackout curtains there. Ah, there’s nothing like the comforts of home. Except during a pandemic. Across the nation, new work-from-home and distance learning routines amid the COVID-19 outbreak have many people — and their strained necks, backs, and eyes — wishing they could trade those home comforts for the comforts of the office.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to Host Ergonomics Summit on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is producing a one-day summit featuring a group of seven renowned ergonomics experts who will provide state-of-the-art guidance for creating more comfortable, safer, and more productive home-based work and school environments. Attendees will learn creative ways to establish ergonomic workspaces and practices and how to avoid discomfort and injury due to increased home-based computer usage without needing to buy new furniture.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Leadership Available for Interviews on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) leaders and experts in the field of human factors and ergonomics are available and willing to serve as expert resources for creating more comfortable, safer, and more productive home-based work and school environments during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are creative ways to establish ergonomic workspaces and practices to help avoid discomfort and injury due to increased home-based computer usage.

As Millions Set Up Work-from-Home Offices for the First Time, Baylor Expert Tells How to Make a Smooth Transition

The spread of coronavirus has interrupted many traditional institutions of working life, with perhaps the most drastic change to the professional environment coming from the rapid transition to work-from-home offices. With many segments of the workforce ordered to shelter in place and work remotely, employees have scrambled to transform guest bedrooms and kitchen tables to home offices, exchanging conference room roundtable discussions for tiled video conference calls.