In order to be a healthy, happy place to work, and a sustainable business in our 24/7 connected world, making sure your staff are digitally well is imperative.
Digital technology has brought so much benefit to working lives, but when not well managed it can become a toxic cause of stress and impact our ability to do our best work, our sleep, relationships and our mental health. Our research has found:
- 83% of employees are experiencing overload from their workplace technology
- 89% feel that digital distractions negatively impacts their performance
- 91% feel the need to be connected through their digital technologies at all times
- 70% say remote working creates a greater pressure to be ‘always on’
*Sample 750 Shine Offline programme participants from 18 organisations 2022
Agile can result in fragile
The flip side of agile working for many is increasingly a culture where people feel the need to be accessible around the clock – resulting in a fragile workforce. And constant connectivity means many these days experience digital overwhelm and overload which adds to life’s stresses and making it impossible to focus and have a true break.
Healthy digital workplace cultures mean happier, more productive people
Now is the time for businesses to start to look at healthy tech management to ensure their staff know how to manage their screen time in their work and personal time.
As a result of the work we do at Shine Offline and the people we meet we know that many are feeling out of control. The vast majority who experience our learning report that they need guidance and support when it comes to the management of their time on and offline, and practical skills and tips on how to do this.
We know that by empowering people to improve their digital wellbeing they can reclaim the pause in their day, focus their minds, protect their work life balance and free themselves from the shackles of being constantly connected.