Thematic dossier

Well-being and Remote Working

From Science and Promising Practices to Action

 

Working remotely is, without a doubt, a topic of interest for all stakeholders in the organization, because of its advantages but also because of its challenges!

With the aim of offering you content based on science and promising practices that will enable you to act in your organization, Global-Watch has brought together on this thematic page open access content related to well-being and remote working. Here you will discover research findings and information from experts in the field that will guide you toward concrete actions to be taken in your workplace to promote successful remote working and the well-being of all stakeholders.

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Thematic dossier: Well-being in Remote Working

Global-Watch Toolkits

Mitigating psychological health risks in times of uncertainty and pandemic

Access 10 free tools from the initial toolkit of 15 tools developed from over 100 credible sources worldwide. These tools allow you to validate your organizational practices and, if needed, optimize them. You will also benefit from tools dealing with specific topics relevant to the current context. Access the Global-Watch Toolkit

Thematic dossier: Well-being in Remote Working

Global-Watch Scientific Newsflashes

This initiative was made possible through a collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke and is supported by the Chief Scientist of Québec, with the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

The other invisible epidemic: workers’ mental health disorders. Sharing the responsibility

Lockdown, mandatory remote working, work-life conflicts, job loss or excessive workload: workers have been exposed to all these sources of stress since the start of the pandemic, and it is jeopardizing their mental health.

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From office neighbours to online collaborators: Could becoming a virtual work team be an opportunity disguised as a hardship?

Working from home is forcing many work teams to continue their activities online. Working conditions specific to virtual teams—fewer physical and social interactions, less supervision and more autonomy, the use of technology for communication, coordination and work—can interfere with the proper functioning and effectiveness of online work teams. How can our teams overcome adversity in such conditions?

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Mandatory telework: Surviving work-life conflicts

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To protect remote workers’ health and safety, rely on a shared vision, inclusion and knowledge pooling

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Thematic dossier: Well-being in Remote Working

Global-Watch Videos

Experts and specialists are saying…

As an employee, how can I make my “mandatory” remote working a success?

Drawing upon her expertise, Prof. Tremblay offers employees guidance on how to make their “mandatory” remote working a successful and more enjoyable experience.

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3 tips for managers: supporting my staff in remote working successfully

Prof. Tremblay offers managers 3 tips to consider in supporting their workers during this time of “mandatory” remote working.

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Key management practices for leaders to apply in an effort to safeguard their employees’ mental health in the context of remote working and crisis

Dr. Dimoff shares management practices to protect employees’ mental health and gives clear examples to help leaders use these practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to recognize employees’ warning signs when they are working remotely?

Dr. Dimoff explains the 5 categories of “warning signs” and the related conditions that could indicate that your employees are psychologically distressed—and describes how to recognize these signs in the context of remote work.

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Thematic dossier: Well-being in Remote Working

Global-Watch Scientific Interpretations

This initiative was made possible through a collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke.

The challenges of telework

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Thematic dossier: Well-being in Remote Working

Global-Watch Events

Global-Watch regularly hosts virtual events related to the topic of well-being in remote working.

Some of these events are open to employers with 100 or more employees. See upcoming events.

 

Also available

Research report and toolbox

This initiative was made possible through a collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke.

Measuring the impacts of parenting support intervention

Remote working is an intervention that organizations can implement to provide greater workplace flexibility, and ultimately, promote employee work-life balance. This research report and toolkit will allow you to

  • identify indicators to measure the effects of workplace parenting support interventions
  • to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of a parenting approach and its effects on the organization, employees and society

 

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