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According to the Microsoft Work Trends Index, nearly half of Canadian workers experience daily burns

According to Microsoft's annual work trends index, high productivity is marking globally exhausting work areas, and the situation is worse in Canada.

The latest check-in suggests over 31,000 global full-time full-time or self-employed workers that the digital surcharge is real and is increasing. In Canada, 47 percent of workers feel tired during a normal workday, compared to a 39 percent global average. The country's stress levels are also higher than the global average, with more than 50 percent of Canadian workers feeling stressed.

While the report does not elaborate on why workers in Canada are having a difficult time facing remote work and other changes in the workplace, Microsoft Office Corporate Vice President of Modern Workplace Changes Emma Williams says that she remains a niche for many Tries to be productive in challenging situations and forgets to disintegrate at the beginning and end of each day.

"During a briefing with reporters, he stated that self-assessment productivity remains at the same or higher level for many or many employees."

The index taps into 31 different markets, polling at least 1,000 workers each. Each market also represents a mix of work environments - remote vs. non-remote, office settings vs. non-office settings, and so on.

Williams says that employees who have gone to full-time remotely have filled in easily to do more work to spend the extra time traditionally. The average team user sends 45 percent more chat messages per week and 42 percent more in later hours. Microsoft data also shows that workers feel compelled to respond to team chats quickly, and 50 percent respond to these notifications in five minutes or less. The number of globally distributed emails increased by 40.6 billion in February 2021 versus February 2020. The weekly meeting time has more than doubled.

Having offices just around the corner every day, combined with the fact that most people stick to their phones 24/7, has set work and life apart. According to a Capretra survey, it is one of the top reasons for increased levels of stress among Canadian workers in Canada. Of the 1,012 employees polled, 32 percent reported rising stress levels, and about 45 percent of them said it comes from a lack of isolation.

There is a danger of being paired with this digital surcharge - especially managing budgets and dozens of workloads among IT teams - that the next check for a cloud or managed service is not clearing due to a crippled business.

Massive fires, like the recently destroyed data centers in Strasbourg, France, add another layer of tension and anxiety among IT teams to keep services alive in every region. Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategic Business Solutions -

Dave Fredrickson, executive vice president of sales and strategic business solutions at Canadian solution provider Long View Systems, says he has not seen this level of economic uncertainty since the fall in oil prices nearly a decade ago.

While MSP opportunities such as Long View exist as governments and companies with budgets in which companies invest in digital transformation, McDonald's and his team have responded to numerous phone calls from panicked customers over the past year, Thinking of what can be done to accommodate them in times of financial crisis.

"We've moved on, and it looks like it's going to pay dividends for us long term," he said. "It's also just the right thing to do."

A physical toll
A separate survey of Citrix offers an equally relatable picture about the status of today's workers. About 40 percent of respondents say that their physical condition is worse than before the epidemic. Ten percent say it is very bad.

People's mental state is not much better - 46 percent of respondents say their mental well-being is still worse, and 11 percent say it is much worse.

"Employees and companies alike have realized that remote working can be productive when approached properly," said Citrix Canada General Manager Ed Rodriguez. "Gone are the days when work is present in an office each day by a physical body and work from 9 to 5. Employees are looking for companies that put their wellbeing and experience first. They choose to The ability wants where they work and the power to control their own schedules. Companies that are not suited to this new way of work will be left behind, while more engaged employees will do so. Those who are motivated to succeed. "

A small group of workers say that their wellbeing has actually improved in the past year: Twenty-one percent of respondents suggest that their mental health has improved. A quarter of the respondents also reported an improvement in their physical well-being.

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