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Fortune Media Feature: Are remote workers unhealthy?

21 June 2023

Featured in Fortune, Dr. Paola Zappa, a Lecturer at GBSH, cautions that the impact of remote working on lifestyle isn't inherent but rather depends on the autonomy and control employees exercise over their work-life balance.

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As Dr. Paola Zappa, an organizational behaviour professor at UCL says, the evidence is limited to the short-term effects of remote working, some in the immediate reaction to lockdowns.

“In my opinion, remote working is unlikely to contribute to a healthier or unhealthier lifestyle per se,” Zappa says, because it depends on how much autonomy and control employees actually have to prioritize exercise over working while at home.

“It is how remote working is managed by both workers and companies that has the highest impact on its consequences,” she adds.

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