For those of us who work in an office environment, screen time often comes part and parcel to the job description, with many spending most of the day in front of some type of screen. However, more and more companies are seeing the benefit of reduced screen time during the working day, with a desire for employees to become more present and focused during their professional and personal lives.
Recently, American startup Front encouraged their employees to reduce their screentime to just two hours per day, with a $200 USD reward for those who could reach the goal. And it seems Kiwi employees would be encouraged to “unplug” with a similar cash reward.
A recent poll by Frog Recruitment questioned managers of more than 9,000 employees of NZ businesses and found that 83 percent would be incentivised by a $250 reward for reducing their screentime at work, and a further 92 percent considering a “digital diet” to improve the overall health and wellbeing of their employees.
While many of us rely on a screen to perform our duties, attempting to reduce time in front of it each day may be beneficial to both our personal and professional lives, with Frog Recruitment Business Relationship Director, Jen Kennelly, tooting the advantages such as, higher efficiency, increased teamwork and less distractions.
A Passion For Compassion
Many think that running a successful business means losing your morals and being ruthless with your strategy. Cutting overheads and crushing competition are how we imagine big Silicon Valley companies to operate. However, there are some business owners who think you can run a thriving business while still keeping your morals.
Julietta Dexter, CEO of premium PR and communications company, The Communications Store, believes making a profit should be just one consideration when running a business. Her new book, Good Company, explains how she managed to build a successful company without compromising her morals or doing wrong by her staff or clients. Dexter believes foundations such as honesty, reliability and diversity are key to long-term success, rather than pursuing profit at all means.
An ideal read for those who want to build a business with compassion, this book will give you the inspiration and tools you need to pursue your passion while still holding onto your ethics.
Good Company: How to Build a Business without Losing Your Values by Julietta Dexter.
Published by Atlantic. RRP $32.99. Out April 2020.
A Journey To Diversity
You may have heard of our M2woman Journey to Excellence Live Forums, an immersive event where a panel of successful people in business talk about the issues and solutions to achieving diversity in the workplace. Currently up to its eighth series, our June panel promises to be another inspiring and informative event with practical steps discussed to take home and implement into your own workplace. Following the panel discussion is a networking hour where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss themes with other like-minded people from a broad range of industries.
If you are interested in attending with your colleagues or clients, visit Journey To Excellence for more details.