According to Pink Ladder’s ‘Remote Working And Its Impact On Women Professionals’ survey, women suffer from something referred to as ‘Double Burden Syndrome.’
The survey was conducted across various cities in India and found that 4 in 10 women are experiencing high levels of anxiety and stress in remote working positions.
With entire families staying home more often, women are often left with the burden of household chores while balancing work responsibilities, hence the “double burden.” Now, the weekend is spent on ensuring that dinner is prepared and dealing with other household tasks.
The study has found that 67% of managers are trying to be more mindful and offer flexible scheduling for parents, but 33% of them are not.
Additionally, over 50% of female workers are lacking motivation, which could be hindering their performance levels. Working from home without the proper resources often leads to increased distractions and hurts even the most diligent of employees.
Women are also less likely to be taken seriously or have a voice in the workplace for fear of not seeming as capable as their male counterparts. With the stress of simply trying not to get laid off, it becomes more difficult for women to speak up about the issues they are dealing with in the workplace.
Employers can play a significant role in ensuring that their female workers can manage their stress and remain satisfied by offering professional help, and reach out when employees may be experiencing heightened stress.