Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

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The rise of ‘digital burnout’​

Apr 14, 2021
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The global health pandemic caused rapid digital acceleration for many organisations, both big and small. Teams and leaders embraced a raft of digital changes, in a very short period of time. In fact, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, reported that organisations had undergone “Two years of technological transformation in two months.” The intense digital acceleration that […]

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Why organisations must prioritise digital wellbeing in 2021

Mar 5, 2021
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2020 presented a host of workplace challenges for many organisations, both big and small, especially with remote working being thrust on teams. For many people, this resulted in digital overwhelm, burnout and distraction. Working remotely led to ‘digital presenteeism’, where employees felt obligated to be seen to be responsive to digital communications. Whether your team […]

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Are You Suffering from ‘Attention Residue’?

Jul 1, 2020
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Many of us work in a perpetual state of distraction. A typical workday often entails switching between several work activities, including meetings and a plethora of digital disruptions. We may be working on a report and the ping of our email disrupts us. We may be engrossed in our team Zoom or Team call, but […]

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Email Sweet Spot

Jun 12, 2020
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Now that many of us are working from home in some form or iteration it’s vital that we’re intentional about our email habits. They can very quickly become unhealthy habits if we don’t put some personal policies and procedures in place and email can dominate our work time, derail our productivity and diminish our mental […]

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Afraid to log off?

May 19, 2020
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Afriad to log off_Dr Kristy Goodwin

In recent weeks, as I’ve delivered virtual masterclasses with employees and teams who are navigating the new terrain of #wfh, I’ve heard many guilty confessions that people are afraid to log off.  Executives who are worried about not replying to emails late at night or over the weekend and team members who are nervous to […]

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Your brain on notifications

May 1, 2020
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You open your laptop, coffee in hand and have a clear list of To Do items mapped out in front of you. You have the best of intentions to make today as productive as possible. Then ping, beep, buzz! Your attention is thwarted from the important tasks you’d prioritised and it’s now distracted by the […]

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How to handle Zoom fatigue

Apr 21, 2020
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Like many of us, I’ve spent hours over the last few weeks on Zoom calls. There have been plenty of work Zoom calls, the delivery of virtual masterclasses via Zoom, plus Facetime calls with friends (and kids’ friends) and Houseparty and Skype calls with family. At first, there was a  novelty associated with connecting with […]

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Two simple strategies to eliminate email stress

Apr 5, 2020
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“My inbox is a disaster.” “I cannot get on top of my emails and I’m worried what my supervisor and clients will think.”  “I’m replying to emails at all kinds of crazy hours and I worry that makes me look inefficient and inept.” These are just some of the concerns I’ve heard from employees, entrepreneurs, […]

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How to work remotely and keep your sanity in tact as a parent

Mar 23, 2020
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The Coronavirus outbreak has thrust many of us into remote working situations, alongside our children and teens who may also be at home (and if it’s not a reality yet, it is imminent). As someone who’s worked at home for the past ten years, whilst raising three kids , I’ve learned a thing or two […]

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Is Email Making You Dumb?

Feb 11, 2020
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Many of us feel constantly tethered to our inboxes. We check email often whilst still in bed, between meetings, on the commute to and from work, at our kids’ sports training and often we do one last sweep of our inboxes before bed. Some of us even check our inboxes in the bathroom- referred to […]

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