Managing our work life balance is hard.
People now want increased flexibility and a blended work model that grants them the freedom to work when, and where it’s most comfortable for them. However, with the option to work wherever, are people taking less holiday or working on their holiday?
Taking leave throughout lockdown didn’t seem to make sense why take a day off if you can’t do anything? Now we are out of lockdown there is more to do and it is easier to manage your leave but it is still difficult to commit to time off as booking holidays abroad include risk and uncertainty around travel and vaccination requirements.
Microsoft’s latest Work Trend Index research shows that much of this digital overload is due to back-to-back meetings with no breaks in-between.
Wall-to-wall meetings increase stress and make it harder to stay focused and engaged. The research shows that it is important to take breaks within the working day and take to switch off work mode.
As always, it’s the small things that make a big difference. As we make this big transition as a society, making a conscious effort to take breaks and use holiday to disconnect will help reduce digital overload, and in turn, create better outcomes and a healthier work environment for your people and your organisation for years to come.
Our last bank holiday weekend in the UK is approaching fast. How will you be spending it?