I have been in the office for three days after working remotely for a year and a half, give or take. I must watch my every move and ensure it looks like I’m working non-stop. This leads to great anxiety and energy drain. Please don’t get me wrong; I work hard and give a lot to my organization, but I didn’t feel this way while working from home.
However, I can’t help but wonder why many organizations still cling to a Victorian Industrial Revolution mentality. The need to hover over employees or at least make it appear that way. Now granted, some folks will take advantage, but most folks will do their work with no issues. So what if organizations started to trust their employees, which may ease their anxiety, especially during such challenging times?