Organizations are rapidly embracing remote working to address the ‘new normal’. However, to support their wellbeing in this new digital reality employers need a holistic view of how employees interact with their digital world. Many employees may not realize how their working habits may be impacting their wellbeing. Observing how people use their digital environment is the first and key step to understanding their challenges and how effective their interactions are in supporting digital wellness.
Measure, inform and educate
In a workspace that has rapidly changed from the physical office to a digital office, employees face an additional challenge to getting their jobs done. Finding the right balance in their use of technology is not only essential to maintaining productivity but also promoting digital wellness. They may be unaware for example, of collaboration platforms that better support their day-to-day activities or perhaps the fact that they are continually distracted by email interruptions. Employers therefore need a way of helping them to reflect on their relationship with technology, and to provide advice and tools to help them achieve their personal sense of digital wellbeing.