Working from home leads to stress, sleeping problems- study

New United Nations study in 15 countries has revealed that working from home leads to longer working hours, higher stress and sleeping problems.

Author and human resource specialist, Elsabe Manning, says there are many challenges people confront when working at home as opposed to an office.

Missing out on what's happening at the office can make you feel very insecure because your team is one of your biggest resources.

Elsabe Manning, author and human resource specialist

Your relationship will suffer because you are not there to build and manage it.

Elsabe Manning, author and human resource specialist

There is also lack of support because you don't have everything a your finger tips, that's your team and other people.

Elsabe Manning, author and human resource specialist

You can end-up with emotional issues because of being at home and being alone.

Elsabe Manning, author and human resource specialist

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