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How to make work from home – work.

It’s official, working from home (WFH) is here to stay for good. 1 in 2 employees now work mostly from home, and 70% would like to continue doing so post-pandemic. But are we truly prepared?  

While remote work has a long list of advantages including flexibility, less commute time, and greater convenience – it doesn’t come without its flaws. One survey reports that 56% of people get along worse with their colleagues from home, and 30% enjoy their job less from home.  

Add to this the burnout that can come with the work-from-home environment. If you’re a parent, you’ll be aware of the stress (and craziness) that comes from working with children at home. Or if you live alone, the feelings of loneliness and disconnect that can come from working remotely.  

WFH has fundamentally transformed our understanding of culture and connection. So, what are the long-term impacts of moving employees and leaders to permanent remote work? And how we can get it right?   

Whether you’re a leader looking to enhance the WFH employee experience, or just fed up with WFH burnout, you will gain valuable insight into:  


How organisations can leverage emotional intelligence for WFH success.  

In this episode of EI at Work, we’re joined by Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, the William Russell Kelly Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Jeffrey is a leading Behavioural Scientist, Researcher and Author in the domain of human dynamics and EI. He joins co-hosts Marie El Daghl, Managing Director of Chasing Albert and Dr Ben Palmer, CEO of Genos International to discuss: 

  • The impact of WFH on organisational culture and mental health.  
  • How remote work is impacting the way we connect, communicate, and collaborate with others.  
  • The role of emotional intelligence in improving the remote employee experience.  
  • How emotional intelligence has impacted business outcomes over the Covid-19 period.  
  • How emotional intelligently ways of working can be transferred or adapted for remote work environments. 
  • How an individual’s work from home environment can impact their levels of stress and ultimately success, and the role employers have in this.   

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About Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks

About Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. His research, courses, and executive leadership development centre around the human dynamics of designing and driving change with an emphasis on the role of emotional intelligence. In his work, he reveals novel insights about how to architect emotional landscapes, bricolage novel solutions and cultivate rewarding collaborations in a complex and globally connected world. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and the TED talk series. Sanchez-Burks received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. Previously, he was on the faculty at the University of Southern California and has had visiting appointments at universities in Singapore, France, and Turkey. Originally from Southern California, he currently resides in Ann Arbor.

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