In India, 72% of people spend more than 9 hours in front of a computer as part of their work

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newsteamz_In India, 72% of people spend more than 9 hours in front of a computer as part of their work
  • According to a study, 72% of workers in India spend more than nine hours a day in front of a computer or laptop to get their work done on time.

  • The findings are based on a study by Godrej Interio, India's leading furniture brand, owned by Godrej & Boys, the flagship company of the Godrej Group.

  • Visual fatigue, listener fatigue, physical fatigue, and mental fatigue have been identified as factors contributing to virtual fatigue.

According to a study, 72% of workers in India spend more than nine hours a day in front of a computer or laptop to get their work done on time. The findings are based on a study by Godrej Interio, India's leading furniture brand, owned by Godrej & Boys, the flagship company of the Godrej Group.

A nationwide study conducted by the Workspace and Ergonomics Research Cell at Godrej Interior to understand the challenges employees face while continuing to work and participate in the office was attended by 235 people. 68% of them are between 26 and 40 years of age. Most of them are looking for jobs for MNCs and Indian corporates. According to a research study, 46% of employees have been working from home for the past year. Laptops and cell phones have played a crucial role in ensuring that workers' professional responsibilities are always met after the onset of the epidemic. The study says this has led to an increase in screen time.

Visual fatigue, listener fatigue, physical fatigue, and mental fatigue have been identified as factors contributing to virtual fatigue. Virtual fatigue has become one of the leading causes of health problems caused by uncontrolled participation in virtual meetings. Sitting in one place for long periods of time to attend long meetings can lead to problems such as body aches. The study also found that ergonomic stressors such as static postures and postures such as leaning forward during virtual calls can cause a person to experience physical fatigue.

Thirty-five percent of respondents to the study agreed to participate in more than 20 virtual calls, one after the other, on a typical working day. In addition, 41 percent of employees experience moderate to severe irritation at the end of long virtual calls and experience burning in their eyes. At the same time, 19 percent of respondents claimed to have blurred vision after prolonged video calls. Research also revealed that 86 percent of employees suffer from muscle disorders. Employees between the ages of 26 and 40 reported the most complaints of pain.

'Virtual conferencing is essential for business engagement as the second and third wave of Kovid-19 is expected. Sameer Joshi, Associate Vice President, Godrej Interior Marketing (B2B), said that in this context, organizations across the country should be aware of the related job distress faced by employees to find solutions that ensure the well-being of their workforce.

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