As a compensation for working at home, all UT staff members will get a net internet allowance of €30 per month. This measure is in effect retroactively from January 2021 and employees will first receive this allowance with their April salary.
‘Socialize online and adapt measures to everyone’s personal situation.’ UT researcher Jan de Leede offered these tips during today’s lunch discussion ‘Working at home alone? Wellbeing under Covid-19’. The online event was organized by Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) as its first gathering since the corona outbreak.
The UT has reopened its doors and employees are welcome on campus at 40% capacity, but not everybody is rushing back. For some UT colleagues, working from home is not only the ‘norm’. It is a choice. Why have they decided to stay in their home office and what are the (dis)advantages of this arrangement?
How much do we sit when working from home? Probably more than usual, but nobody knows for sure – yet. UT researchers from the department of Psychology, Health & Technology are starting a study among university employees to see how working from home impacts their ‘sitting time’ and what could be done to reduce it.