Memphis,Tenn — There’s no doubt that more and more Americans are working from home.
A recent study shows that more than 90 percent of millennials and Generation Z employees are having a difficult time working from home.
More than 80 percent of both groups said they felt less connected.
Experts said you have to stop relying on text messages and emails and pick up your phone which is hard for a lot of people to do.
Believe it or not, the generation known for relying on technology more than any other group is having the most difficult time working from home during the pandemic.
93 percent of millennial workers reported difficulties according to a survey of professionals conducted by Engine Insights.
“Millennials have been asking to work remotely for a decade right, they put the most pressure on employers and yet at the same time, these studies that you’re referencing and others are indicating that they’re feeling somewhat isolated as well in this new normal,” said Moe Vela, Chief Transparency officer of TransparentBusiness.com.”
TransparentBusiness.com is a site that helps people access the tools they need to work from anywhere, even at home.
He said one reason millennials are having a tough time working remotely is because they miss working with their friends.
Some said they’re overwhelmed by the amount of work they have to do.
“With major companies like Twitter and Slack announcing they’re going to remain in a remote workforce model post-pandemic so this sense of isolationism, a little bit of anxiety, a little bit of distance is creating what you’re referencing folks are feeling a little bit disconnected,” said Vela.
There are several ways you can remain connected.
Experts said communication and technology are your best friends during this new normal.
“We’ve got go back and remind ourselves how to use the phone, texting is just not going to cut it, it’s too cold, it’s too distant and it’s not creating that connection that you and I are speaking of,” Vela told FOX13.
Aside from picking up the phone, Vela said you need to hold weekly video meetings with your boss, clients and potential clients.
“It’s very important like you and I right now we see each other and we can have a sense of connection,” he said.
Experts said you should also create virtual company traditions, for example, virtual happy hours or birthday celebrations.
As far as Generation Z, 95 percent also reported difficulties.
Cox Media Group