Remote Work & Mental Health

“You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful...success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart.”Andrew Wilkinson

Aurora Assist's Proactive Approach to Remote Work and Mental Well-being

Aurora Assist has long championed the remote work model, even prior to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We've observed the manifold benefits of this approach, from heightened productivity to enhanced work-life balance and mental health.

Yet, we're acutely aware of the unique mental health challenges that can arise from prolonged remote work. The pandemic underscored the fact that many were unprepared for the full-time remote work dynamic, leading to feelings of isolation and difficulty in delineating work from personal time.

To combat these challenges, Aurora Assist has implemented robust measures:

• Regular Check-ins: We ensure our employees are coping and have access to mental health support services.

• Boundaries: Encouraging our team to disconnect post working hours.

• Clear Communication Protocols: Ensuring everyone is informed and aligned.

• Efficient Project Management Systems: Assisting employees in time management and organization.

Recognizing that remote work can be especially challenging for those with pre-existing mental health conditions, we prioritize mental well-being, offering comprehensive support to our employees.

Staying Connected in a Remote World

To foster connection and collaboration, we leverage:

• Video Conferencing: Tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams for virtual meetings.

• Instant Messaging: Real-time chats via Slack or Microsoft Teams.

• Social Media: Platforms like LinkedIn for professional networking.

• Virtual Events: Webinars and online conferences.

• Collaborative Software: Tools like Trello and Asana for project management.

• Online Communities: Forums like Reddit for knowledge sharing.

Engaging Beyond Work

While professional connectivity is vital, we also emphasize the importance of social interaction outside of work. We guide our employees towards:

• Community Events: Engaging in local festivals, concerts, and more.

• Volunteering: Contributing to local charities or organizations.

• Local Clubs: Joining interest-based local groups.

• Supporting Local Businesses: We champion the cause of supporting local enterprises.

• Social Media Engagement: Engaging with local community groups.

By actively engaging in their local communities, our employees can forge new connections, feel more integrated, and enrich their personal lives. Aurora Assist remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting a work-life balance that prioritizes employee well-being. We're continually exploring avenues to reduce work-related stress, ensuring our team can relish their personal lives while delivering exceptional professional results.