Staying in, burning out: Covid-19 casts spotlight on mental health at work

The blurring of lines between the workplace and home has put pressure on many workers, a Sunday Times survey finds

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many to adopt telecommuting and split team arrangements as the norm.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many to adopt telecommuting and split team arrangements as the norm.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - For the past eight months, an operations manager has been monitoring performance trends and conducting meetings from his dining table, which he shares with his accountant wife.

In between work tasks, the 34-year-old grabs quick meals and looks after his active two-year-old son while his spouse is engaged in video calls. He also logs on close to midnight to clear work e-mails, sometimes working until 2am.

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