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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