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Working From Home? Here’s How To Make It Work

A lot of people say the really, really like working from home.

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A lot of people say the really, really like working from home.

One day you’re working from an office in downtown Wichita, the next you’re conducting business out of the spare bedroom downstairs.

Among the many changes the pandemic has caused, perhaps none has impacted people more than having to work from home.

Wichita psychologist Paul White is a speaker and international leadership trainer who — according to his website — “makes work relationships work.”

He conducted a recent study of 50 workers who are now working remotely in order to see what challenges they were facing and whether those were causing anxiety and stress.

White talked with Tom Shine and The Range about his findings, and the many positive factors remote workers mentioned.

The interview was edited for length and clarity. Not surprisingly, a lot of the people that you studied say they like working from home. But your study found that they really, really like working from home, don’t they? That was one of the surprises. I figured, and we sort of anticipated, that there would be aspects that people liked about working from home. But the intensity and sort of breadth of it was somewhat surprising in that over 50% said, “Man, I really, really liked not having to commute and saves me an hour to two hours a day.”[There’s also] the issue of getting fully dressed for work versus maybe partially dressed for video conference or just dressing casually. And the amount of time that that added […]

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