Covid-19 and the sandwich generation: how do we care for the carers?
In the last year, the way Covid-19 has tested government resources and increased unemployment has made family support even more crucial. This is manifesting in increased strain on both time and finances for the sandwich generation. A key question is how its economic impact will delay young people’s progress toward important life and financial milestones, which will feed into their ability to function independently later on. https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210128-why-the-sandwich-generation-is-so-stressed-out
Virtual working life:
Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring – and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’? Then there’s the fact that aspects of our lives that used to be separate – work, friends, family – are all now happening in the same space. When these aspects are reduced, we become more vulnerable to negative feelings. https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200421-why-zoom-video-chats-are-so-exhausting
Why virtual team-building activities feel agonizing: The words ‘team building’ may stoke fear in our hearts at the best of times, but during a pandemic, they often mean several extra hours on Zoom – something we could all live without. https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201229-why-virtual-team-building-activities-feel-agonizing