Women Are Facing Greater Interruption Challenges with Remote Work Than Their Male Colleagues

For almost two years now, employees have been navigating their new normal, many working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women face many challenges within the workplace, and now, a new one has surfaced. Research provided by UConn management professor, Nora Madjar, has shown that women face much more interruptions while working remotely than their male counterparts. Primarily between childcare and household tasks, women reported higher levels of non-work interruptions than men. To help alleviate non-work and work-related interruptions, Madjar and her colleagues have suggested several steps, including assisting employees in finding quiet, dedicated workspaces.

This story originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Gabrielle Comella
Gabrielle Comella Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations, Greater Hartford & Boston Region