The stay-at-home orders, self-quarantining, and social distancing practices that we’ve adopted over the past several months in response to COVID-19 has forced an abrupt transition into telework for many. From HR personnel to teachers to salespeople to mental healthcare providers, a significant portion of the population has been likely to find themselves working at home. According to globalworkplaceanalytics.com, there has been a 132% increase in the number of people working from home since the onset of the pandemic.
We need more diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech, academia, and behavioral health. Even in 2020, all three areas have a long way to go toward equity and equal representation in the workplace.