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Digital Wellbeing and Productivity

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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My Top Digital Productivity Tools

Dec 19, 2019
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Technology, when used effectively and efficiently can help us maximise our productivity and boost our performance. When we’re not in control of technology and it dictates and punctuates our day by hijacking our attention, it can put a dent in our productivity.  So how do we leverage the benefits technology offers us so we can […]

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So you want to unplug this Christmas?

Dec 15, 2019
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Many of us dream about closing the lid on our laptop, turning on our auto-responder, slipping on our boardies or bikini and strolling into summer holidays to take a break from our devices. Some of us dream of WiFi-free locations, or Christmas Day spent free from our kids’ techno-tantrums (we can dream, right?).  Taking a […]

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Simple ways to minimise distractions in your open plan office

Dec 12, 2019
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Many contemporary offices have adopted open plan office designs. These layouts can be a hotbed of disruptions and frustrations which impact on your productivity and wellbeing too. Research is now showing that open formats can result in a decline in productivity and don’t deliver on the promise to support collaboration. However, we’re unlikely to see […]

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The hidden costs of late night emails

Dec 5, 2019
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Many of us spend our evenings ploughing through our inboxes. We trawl through our inboxes (with a glass of wine, or a cuppa in hand) trying to respond to the multitude of emails that have accumulated during our workday (or maybe they’re just the ones that have snuck in between when you shut down your […]

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The surprising benefit of flexible working arrangements

Nov 28, 2019
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Many workplaces now offer flexible work arrangements for employees.  There are a raft of benefits for both employees and employers, from increased productivity and creativity, improved retention rates, reduced absenteeism, better talent attraction and enhanced staff wellbeing. However, there’s an overlooked benefit for both employees and employers and that is the ability for employees to […]

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Is Slack Making You Slack?

Sep 27, 2019
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Like many businesses today I use Slack on a daily basis and so does my virtual team. Slack has become a digital replica of our water cooler, it’s become the photocopy room and conference room, and it’s also by proxy a lunchroom where we share our personal updates. You may not use Slack but there […]

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The problem with social scrolling at work – and it’s not what you think

Aug 29, 2019
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Have you ever noticed you reach for your smartphone and start scrolling through LinkedIn, (or social media apps, or news websites) when you hit a ‘stuck point’ on a challenging task at work?  Some professionals are calling social media the 21st Century cigarette break. So why do we succumb to the social scroll (and other […]

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Simple Hacks to Tame Your Inbox

May 3, 2019
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Are you frustrated that you can’t ever achieve inbox zero?  Are you overwhelmed by the amount of time you dedicate to email every.single.day? Are you sick of the incessant ping of your inbox? Or maybe you’ve suffered from that post-holiday feeling of panic when you’re greeted by a bulging inbox upon your return to work? […]

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Five Simple Ways to Protect our Digital Health

Jul 12, 2018
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Employees and executives are spending more and more time plugged into our digital devices. We rely on technology for our work (and play too). This increased time spent with technology is having a significant and cumulative impact on our physical health (and also our mental health too). We’re only just starting to realise some of […]

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The Costs of Digital Distractions

Jul 12, 2018
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Today’s employees and executives are working in a world where they’re experiencing constant digital distractions. Email alerts, phone notifications, auto-play videos, phone calls and messages 24/7, curated social media feeds and targeted ads are just some of the many ways that they’re being digitally bombarded. Our digital dependence and habits are changing our attention, compromising our […]

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