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Working from home or in hybrid situations, like most things, has two sides to its story. On the one hand, 21.8% of employees say they are more engaged, 20.7% say they are more satisfied and 50.8% are highly engaged, according to a new study by the Integrated Benefit Institute.

However there are challenges as well. The report shows that many employees are battling for a home office space (23%), constant interruptions (43%), slow internet connections, isolation, a house in disarray, and an endless workday. Also, 27% find it harder to balance work and family responsibilities, nearly half report spending too little time with their children under 18, and 40% indicate that they spend too little time with their spouse. Some remote workers also feel disconnected from their colleagues (30%).

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