Working from home, a blessing or a curse? Professor Sharon Parker on producing quality work and the health of the Australian workforce in COVID-19.
Pyjamas, commuting from bed to your desk just minutes after waking up, no boss looking over your shoulder–working from home sounds like a dream. But what about the pressures from family, bad technology, and lack of support from colleagues? Professor Sharon Parker, from the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University, and Laureate from the Australian Research Council discusses the Australian workforce’s adjustment to isolated work. She points to sources of heightened psychological distress of employees, while also considering the potential benefits for some. Listen to her and host Ginger Gorman as they theorise about the future of the Australian workforce.
This episode will be released on Monday 7 September.