Kelly Forrister is the Director of Learning at McGhee and Associates. She oversees the curriculum strategy and program development for the McGhee productivity model.
As well as Zoom Fatigue, which you’ve probably been hearing about, she writes on LinkedIn about something that isn’t being addressed with more people working from home. She calls it “Virtual Guilt.”
“If you’re a manager or leader, watch out for your staff having Virtual Guilt. That’s what I call it when employees are worried their boss or colleagues will think they aren’t really working if they can’t reach them instantly.
So employees are staying glued to their desks/email/IM/Teams to be seen as always available. They feel guilty about any time away or time they spend on self-care–even on simple things like taking a lunch break. This is not sustainable and is rampant since Covid and people working from home.”
You are now encouraged to take a walk around the block, guilt-free. We’ll be here when you get back.
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“Shifting our entire lives indoors this past year has also meant shifting our entire lives online. For a significant part of the population, where we work, where we socialize, where we relax got squeezed into the same two-dimensional space: our screens. The distinction between work and everything else, already a blurry line for most Americans, got even blurrier.”
A Pandemic Pivot
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