Linked: Remote Workers Waste 67 Minutes Of Their Day Being Digitally Present
Remote work is an opportunity to do things differently, and those who are most against the idea seem mostly to be people who can’t imagine doing things differently. So, we have this:
But the Killing Time at Work report finds that digital presenteeism takes up over one hour of a remote workers’ day. So how do companies avoid slipping back into pre-pandemic norms?
Prioritizing when collaboration is necessary is a good place to start.
Gatherings such as brainstorming sessions and important decision-making meetings may require workers to come together, but individual work should be completed whenever a worker is most productive.
It’s true. There are times when we need to meet virtually. With each other, or with a customer. A lot of our work, however, simply doesn’t require us to be in a meeting to get it done, and yes, that includes reporting on the status of projects. There’s no reason much of our work can’t be done asynchronously, and if people felt free to work that way, they would get more work done instead of showing up to meetings just to be marked present.
Remote Workers Waste 67 Minutes Of Their Day Being Digitally Present