According to the results of a survey released on Monday, nearly eight out of ten corporate executives are re-evaluating their work-life balance after experiencing poor mental health during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
The survey which included many top executives from companies including ones in France, Britain, the United States, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, saw most of them wanting to re-calibrate their lives after experiencing pandemic blues.
The survey conducted by health insurer Bupa Global, included nearly 2,000 high net-worth individuals.
The SAR-COV-2 pandemic has forced the vast majority of people, including top executives, to work remotely following the imposition of sweeping measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, which placed a strain on the mental and physical well-being of individuals.
According to the results of the survey, executives plan to exercise more regularly, eat a better diet, make time for meditation and spend more time with friends and family.
“With the pandemic impacting mental health so heavily, it’s really important that business leaders work to address any issues both personally and at their organizations,” said Luke James, Bupa’s medical director.
The survey found that less than a third of participants intend to keep working from home primarily, and a quarter of them planned to trim working hours.
The survey showed, women were more likely than men, to opt for working from home, although those with children were less likely to take that option.
“Anyone who has been working from home around young children or trying to juggle work and home-schooling will know it can be challenging,” said Sheldon Kenton, Bupa’s Managing Director.
As the line between work and personal space blurs, about a fifth of the high net-worth individuals surveyed said they would work remotely from their holiday homes as travel and face-to-face meetings decline.