Is Working Remotely Bad for Your Health?

On the other hand, research from Cornell University finds that remote workers are at greater risk for feeling personally and professionally isolated than their in-office colleagues. Social isolation has been associated with significant increases in both mortality risk and risk for a heart attack or stroke. More research had tied social isolation to depression and problems sleeping.

Nice article from Time online.  Read it here.

I’ve been working from home since 2006.  I totally get the social isolation aspect.

Fortunately the social isolation negatives are mitigated by my commute.

It takes me less than a minute after leaving the office to grab a beer from the fridge.

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How These Remote Workers Convinced Their Bosses And Clients They Can Work From Anywhere

“Managers know who is a high performer and who is not—it’s not a secret.   If you have people that you’re afraid if they’re working out of your sight, then they aren’t getting work done, why are they working for you in the first place?  That’s not a ‘work remotely’ problem. That’s a management problem.”

Erica Warren

Source: How These Remote Workers Convinced Their Bosses And Clients They Can Work From Anywhere

IBM’s Remote Work Reversal Is A Losing Battle Against The New Normal

In both a 2014 white paper by IBM’s Smarter Workplace Institute and in a conference panel the company hosted just weeks ago, its own experts suggested that remote workers tend to be happier, less stressed, more productive, more engaged with their jobs and teams, and believe that their companies are more innovative as a result of flexible work arrangements.

Source: IBM’s Remote Work Reversal Is A Losing Battle Against The New Normal

Memo to IBM:

Why?

Oklahoma regulators take action on Edmond earthquakes | News OK

Source: Oklahoma regulators take action on Edmond earthquakes | News OK

Oklahoma had 881 earthquakes greater than 3.0-magnitude in 2015, according to the OGS. That was up 50 percent from the 585 recorded in that category in 2014.

I decided to post a link on my earthquake problem to let my family and friends know that I wasn’t joking about earthquakes in OK.