The Future of Work is Digital.

We are almost six months into the COVID-19 pandemic and times are strange, to put it mildly. While there’s undoubtedly a lot we don’t know about what lies ahead, one thing is for sure – the future of work is digital. Regardless of how long the pandemic lasts (the shorter, the better!), it has forever changed how we communicate, socialize, interact, and work. CEOs, church leaders, school administrators, teachers, students, employees, and each and every one of us have had to pivot to accommodate this new virtual reality in some capacity. We learned just how far technology had come in recent years when our world quickly turned remote.

Companies worldwide have had to adapt to this remote landscape, with many choosing to embrace remote working long-term. Thankfully, advancements in digital technology have made working from home, attending church service or virtual happy hours, and online learning possible. Cloud phone systems (VoIP), virtual private networks (VPNs), and video conferencing tools like Vai allow people to securely stay connected, work effectively, and check-in with one another.

But, let’s face it, staring at a screen all day gets old – fast. So how do we move into this “next normal” that is both remote and digital without getting burned out? How do deal with remote work fatigue?

Social Connection is More Important Than Ever.

Working from home has its pros, but it also comes with its fair share of woes. Throughout the pandemic, many of us have learned just how much we rely on social interaction and personal communication with our colleagues, friends, family, church members, students, and other individuals we engage with regularly. Unfortunately, we won’t be going back to the way things used to be anytime soon (or ever), so it’s time to reevaluate and find new ways to connect while avoiding remote work fatigue.

How to Deal with Remote Work Fatigue and Stay Connected.

Here are a few tips to help you adjust and combat remote work fatigue of our digital-first future:

  • Set realistic expectations for yourself, and your remote team.
  • Create a routine for yourself and your remote workers.
  • Be more focused during screen time on your remote jobs and tasks
  • Take breaks throughout the day when you work remotely.
  • Get up, walk around, and take five to stretch before your next virtual conference.
  • Use clear communication through your video calls and still gain valuable insights.
  • Stick to meeting times and schedules to discuss any remote jobs and deadlines, don’t be unreliable!
  • Use powerful video conferencing platforms and schedule catch-ups. Going fully remote has never been easier!

Many of us have learned we aren’t always productive when sitting at our home desk and trying to stay focused on the task at hand. To work remotely can be an adjustment, but the beauty of remote work is the flexibility it provides, the true digital nomads’ ethos!

Struggling to find ways for overcoming remote work fatigue? You’re not alone. Try a more comfortable chair and take your setup to the patio or park for a Vitamin D dose while you sign in for your next remote team meeting.

Self-care is a big part of avoiding remote work fatigue, and that looks a little different for each of us. The pandemic has taught us that change is inevitable and, no matter how much planning you do, you can’t always predict what lies ahead. With remote companies on the rise and those failing to adapt being left out in the dark, it’s time to embrace a change and recognize how employees work and sometimes work more efficiently, while armed with great technology.

To ensure the success of your online meetings, conference calls, and quality of work in general as well as to avoid remote work fatigue, make sure that you’re using only the best video conferencing available. Contact us to find out more and learn about our great customer service offering.