During the COVID-19 period companies must be mindful of digital burnout. Even if one have worked remotely as a company prior to the COVID-19 period, it can become quite tedious to constantly be on digital platforms for work meetings, work projects, and webinars etc.
Whether one is hosting meetings using zoom, skype, wats app or any other communication platform for your work, we wanted to share that digital burnout is real and we must be mindful of it. What is digital burnout? We would describe digital burnout a exhaustion, lack of motivation and overall tirednes due to an over extended amount of virtual engagement online.
Signs that you or your employees may be suffering from digital burnout are: tiredness, headaches, feeling agitated with unusual behavior. This can happen because of a series of back to back meetings, with minimal breaks or having several content heavy meetings that require a considerable amount of brain power. Digital burnout can lead to a decrease in work productivity, apathy for completing quality work projects and sometimes complete disengagement from work.
Here are some ways we advise preventing or dealing with digital burnout:
We hope these tips are helpful for you as you continue working remotely. The key is to be aware of how much time you are spending in the digital space and how it impacts you. If it begins to impact your health and well being negatively, then take heed to some of these tips we have shared.