How Prolonged Hours Impacts Mental And Physical Health? During the Covid-19 crisis, the way we work has changed, and with that shift, the risk of a new kind of burnout has come. With work from home in place for most of us, employees are attempting to juggle a range of personal and professional responsibilities. In addition, millions of changes in routine were interrupted by the Coronavirus. While in the beginning, employees were enthusiastic about the change, somewhat relieved to work from home. But as soon as the realization came that this crisis will go on for several months more, and maybe even years, the enthusiasm was eroded rapidly by the stress and tension it brings. 

The option to work from home may have excited some office dwellers before the COVID-19 pandemic. But seeing the realities of doing so amid the pandemic, working from home has lost its appeal for many people. Remote working can establish many companies, and in even the most adverse circumstances, productivity can remain high. However, this comes a different set of risks to employee’s wellbeing with new operational agility. The current burnout is motivated by the anxiety of work losses, an unavoidable blurring of work-life balance, workplace suitability and sufficient, safe technology.

The adverse effects on employees of long working hours are: 

  1. Decreased Productivity- Extended working ampere-hours are counterproductive, indicating that people fall behind in their charges if representatives work consistently for extended ampere-hours. The longer hours are probably reducing your productivity. 
  2. Muscle And Skeletal Damage - Prolong working of workers raises the chance of growing MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) that harm the body’s joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments. 
  3. Heart Attack And Brain Damage- The risk of heart attack and brain damage also increases for employees who work prolonged hours than those working for standard hours.