3 ways Citrix technology can improve the healthcare employee experience

Over the past year, millions of people have moved their meetings from offices or coffeeshops to computer screens at home. It’s a new normal that may seem like a dream come true for introverts. But the reality has been exhausting — not only for introverts, but for everyone. But the reality has been exhausting – not only for introverts, but for everyone. The turn of events proved to be a game-changer with many employees who were on the verge of quitting deciding that it was in their best interest to stay. Workers should also explore side projects or committees that they can get involved in to remind them that they are capable of making a positive impact on the world, even in these difficult times.

  • Part of this is the fact that it’s easier to blur the boundaries between work and home life.
  • Remote work is no longer a choice for many employees who were forced home by health concerns and organizational policies.
  • Gallup research shows that experienced remote workers are coping with these challenges better than those who are trying to figure out how to get in the rhythm of remote work.
  • Without the personal interactions on the office floor, it is more difficult for co-workers to notice subtle shifts in your behavior and address them with you.
  • Seeking help is important because individuals experiencing burnout may be at a higher risk of developing depression.
  • Remote work is taking its toll in the form of chronic stress and burnout.

With Citrix, healthcare organizations can support telemedicine to provide remote patient contact, monitoring, and intervention for better care, anywhere. There’s a multitude of use cases for telemedicine powered by Citrix, including nursing to support ambulatory practices, med-sitter programs, and virtual ICU monitoring. All of these use cases have one thing in common, clinicians need to be able to access sensitive patient data from anywhere. Citrix can mitigate security risks by creating a secure enclave on the device or can be entirely virtualized, leaving no patient data on the remote endpoint. Telemedicine has other unique advantages too, including hybrid work for employees that increases flexibility and reduces burnout.

Managing work-from-home burnout is part of being a good team member

« Key factors such as the erosion of work-life boundaries, extended work hours, and the isolation of working alone can collectively contribute to work-from-home exhaustion, » Tsipursky said. Employers are fighting to keep their employees happy and healthy, but it’s hard when they’re out on the other side of a computer screen. Experts recommend taking small steps like creating boundaries for yourself (such as setting aside time when you’re only allowed to look at your email) and maintaining healthy habits outside of work (like eating well).

When you work remotely and a problem arises, you’re alone in the isolation of your home office to cope with the impact and find a solution. From here, set a plan in place to implement this aspect of your work back into your life. If you loved presenting your work at quarterly meetings, ask to host a virtual session with your team. If you loved researching possible solutions or new products, carve out time to do this. Before you jump on email and get buried in the day-to-day workload, make time for this. Block an hour on your calendar every morning for an “inspiration session” where you work on what you love most completely uninterrupted.

Well-being needs to be modeled and made a priority throughout the whole organization.

It’s up to leaders to take action to address work-related burnout and help employees thrive in the remote environment until we can be together in person again. The percentage of full-time employees experience burnout at work always or very often has increase among those who work fully from home, from 18% pre-COVID-19 to 29% during COVID-19. Among those who work from home part of the time, it decreased from 27% to 25%. Working from home full time during the pandemic is a very different experience than working remotely prior to COVID and it shows in our burnout data.