Happiness, women and digital fatigue, by Sílvia Cóppulo

That he telecommuting It is not a panacea, we have been discovering it throughout these years of pandemic, especially for women, who see how digital overconnection harms their health. Almost three out of four women (71.4%) say they feel stressed compared to 58.1% of men. The digital fatigue It also exhausts women more (60.7%) than men (46.3%), although everyone knows very well that digital overconnectivity has nothing good. These are data from the latest study that we have carried out with Erola Palau at the UPF-BSM, based on an equal sample of 608 people from 95 companies in Catalonia: “Digital overconnection in companies especially affects women’s health & rdquor; .

In the emotional sphere, women and men maintain antagonistic positions. Teleworkers for the most part say that so many hours of screens make them feel alone. Men are inclined to the contrary. In addition, from all positions in companies, it is known that a greater connection availability does not generate greater productivityInstead, teleworking every day ends up diminishing team spirit, creativity and adherence to the company. For this reason, large corporations like Google repeatedly try to return to being present in bright buildings and rooms, so that going to the office becomes a pleasant experience that provides well-being.

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Faced with the new wave generated by the omicron variant, we suggest that companies take a further step in the simple recommendation of staying at home to telework. Managing time is essential: a time for work, a time for personal life and a time for rest. Evaluation by objectives. Conciliation and family co-responsibility for everyone. Communication more fluid and empathetic from the direction. Training regarding the risk of addictive behaviors to the network and even setting up automatic responses so that emails and WhatsApp say that, in a few hours, to be happy, we need to rest.


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