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33% Indian Workers Face with Increased Burnout at Work: Microsoft

New Delhi: As the line between work and life gets blurred around the world in the COVID-19 pandemic times, India came out top with more than 41 percent of Indian Workers referring to the absence of separation between work and personal life adversely affecting their health, bringing about increased feelings of anxiety, a Microsoft study uncovered on Wednesday.

Near 33% of Indian workers referred to expanded rates of burnout in the course of the last six months, as per Microsoft’s most recent ‘Work Trend Index’ report.

Samik Roy, Country Head, Modern Work, Microsoft India stated: “As businesses adapt to a new way of working, it is important to examine the multifaceted impact that the new working conditions are having on employees. This is helping us provide relevant and timely solutions to all our customers and users.

Reviewing more than 6,000 data and first-line workers across eight nations worldwide including Australia, India, Japan, and Singapore, the study uncovered that Indian workers had the second most percentage of workers confronting increased burnout in Asia.

The discoveries demonstrated that no commute might be harming, not helping, remote worker productivity.

A large 92 percent of those surveyed said meditation can diminish work-related pressure.

Microsoft as of late declared a progression of updates inside Teams to support employee health, including virtual drive experience and a curated set of care and meditation experiences.

The research found that near 33 percent of workers in India are encountering increased burnout at work, owing to its expansion in the workday range by 60 minutes.

The study stated: “While workers in Australia saw the highest increase in workday span in Microsoft Teams at 45 percent, with a medium increase in burnout, India had the longest workday span of surveyed markets”.

The top stressors shared by workers in India was the stress over contracting COVID-19 at work and feeling separated or disengaged from associates, at 42 and 35 percent individually.

The research furthermore found that 19 percent of workers have not been given the tech or protective gear they have to adequately socially distance by their organization, adding to expanded feelings of anxiety.

Roy stated: “In the last six months, we have seen how Covid-19 has created an era of remote everywhere. It has led to the evolution of a new workplace — from a physical space to one residing in a virtual world”



source: with input from ians