Bookseller survey finds fatigue and low morale after year of lockdown

Bookseller survey finds fatigue and low morale after year of lockdown

The emotional and physical toll of lockdown has left its mark on the publishing industry as the one-year anniversary approaches, with many feeling “crushed, tired, unfocused and lacking in motivation”, a survey conducted by The Bookseller has shown. Meanwhile, half of office workers predict a 50:50 split between home and office working in future. 

The 78 survey responses from staff have revealed the scale of the emotional burnout experienced by employees since the national lockdown came into force on 26th March 2020 owing to Covid-19. When respondents were asked “How are you feeling in you...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now