Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

In brief

  • PWHS collaborated with Fraser Health to assess the work and health impacts of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of identifying the short and long-term impacts of working from home and virtual work on Fraser Health employees’ physical and psychological health, as well the organizational, management, and employee practices that promote successful working from home and virtual work.
  • A survey conducted in early/mid 2021 collected data on perceptions of working from home, including those related to physical and psychological health, social and peer-support, work-life balance, and productivity.
  • Preliminary findings were identified in relation to the sociodemographic and occupational correlates of wanting to continue working from home following the pandemic, and the link between psychosocial and remote-work conditions and mental health outcomes. These findings will inform efforts to support healthy, safe, productive and equitable work from home and virtual work arrangements in Fraser Health and other similar organizations.
Contact: Suhail Marino

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