Case study: Combating digital presenteeism — how to properly support staff working remotely

28 Apr 2021
14:00 - 14:30 (BST)
Gemma Dale
Lecturer and Remote Working Specialist, Liverpool John Moores University

Case study: Combating digital presenteeism — how to properly support staff working remotely

Case study: Combating digital presenteeism — how to properly support staff working remotely

The COVID-19 lockdown and forced remote working has given rise to a number of new wellbeing challenges, one of the most prolific being digital presenteeism. Working from home on a permanent basis can make it difficult to ‘switch off’, with employees feeling the pressure to be constantly visible and available online. How can we combat this, and support employees better when working remotely? This session will cover:

  • how to empower your employees to take control of their own time, and encourage them not to feel guilty for taking breaks
  • creating a culture of trust within teams that shifts focus away from time spent working to outcomes delivered
  • supporting staff suffering from digital burnout and virtual meeting fatigue

Gemma Dale, Lecturer and Remote Working Specialist, Liverpool John Moores University