Study: Remote Workers Face Isolation, Exhaustion
Can you gig it? New research from Oxford University suggests the estimated 70 million employees registered on remote work platforms are worse off than their on-site colleagues. While a majority of the study’s more than 750 participants from Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa said they enjoy the flexibility to perform tasks as they see fit, they also lack collective bargaining, experience social isolation and face an increased risk of exhaustion. The findings coincide with a broader push by governments to reassess employment laws in their countries to protect this evolving breed of worker.