Poll results: The lack of physical interaction is causing a digital overload at work
Here are the results of the poll in Newsletter #12
The lack of physical interaction is causing a digital overload at work?
35,9% (Yes, definitely drowning)
39,0% (Slightly, but learning to cope)
11,4% (No more than usual)
13,7% (No, setting boundaries is easier from home)
Total votes: 291
About 75% of you is having trouble to cope with the digital overload. So if you are one of them, don't feel bad, you are no exception.
Digital overload is nothing new, but currently it’s worse than ever before. The pandemic and remote work created a desire to compensate for the lack of physical interaction. The result is an overload of Zoom meetings, too much information (emails, notifications, alerts), and too many online tools, all to make sure we don’t miss anything.
But by being online all the time, we are constantly ’on’. Creating the urge to respond to messages right away and making it hard to focus and get things actually done.
What are you doing to cope? Do you have any tips on how to handle the digital overload?
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Especially when being involved in many projects at the same time it is a great tool to keep everything together in a simple overview. Personally it has given me much more overview and piece of mind.
Plus, we're happy to support this pioneering Bucket List company.
If we could tag one apocalyptic rider for adaptive organizations, it would be "traditional performance management." It is old-fashioned performance management that keeps us in a world of humans as resources, as command-and-control takers, with rigid top-down planning, and solid prevention of curious and exploratively-minded cooperation. Its logic is plan – do – check – act.