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Working from home or in hybrid situations, like most things, has two sides to its story. On the one hand, 22 percent of remote employees are more engaged, and 20.7 percent are more satisfied with their work, according to a new study by the Integrated Benefit Institute (IBI). However, working from home also presents some challenges.

The report shows that many employees are struggling to find an appropriate home office space (23%), battling constant interruptions (43%), slow Internet connections, isolation, a house in disarray, and an endless workday. Also, 27 percent of remote workers find it harder to balance work and family responsibilities; nearly half reported spending too little time with their children under 18; and 40 percent indicated that they spend too little time with their spouse. Some remote workers also feel disconnected from their colleagues (30%).

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