The serious business of fun whilst working remotely.

Tobias Lütke — CEO of Shopify.

“Loneliness in the office can affect both professional and personal well-being.”

And now, amidst the global pandemic, there is strong evidence to suggest that this issue is more universal than ever before. According to Mental Health provider, Ginger;

“63% of respondents have said that the coronavirus pandemic is the most stressful time of their entire professional career.”

There is a real risk that work-from-home-burnout is quickly becoming the next societal health crisis. A July Monster.com survey found that;

69% of respondents have experienced burnout since the pandemic started, up from 52% in May.”

“Play at work is linked with less fatigue, boredom, stress, and burnout in individual workers. Play is also positively associated with job satisfaction, sense of competence, and creativity.”

And even more importantly, the research suggests that team play:

“…increased trust, bonding and social interaction, sense of solidarity, and a decreased sense of hierarchy. Furthermore, findings suggest that play at work can benefit whole organizations by creating a friendlier work atmosphere, higher employee commitment to work, more flexible organization-wide decision making, and increased organizational creativity.”

So, problem solved? Well yes, to some extent, but it's not that easy. Planning any type of team building activity is time-consuming, cumbersome, expensive and often yields very short-lived benefits. That’s why at HomeWerk our mission is to provide an easy way for colleagues to have fun through shared experiences whilst promoting healthy, modern workplace practises.

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HomeWerk

HomeWerk

weekly, automated, team-building activities for virtual teams.