After migrating to a primarily remote working environment in 2020 (with the help of our partners at Infused Innovations) AVID employee-owners stayed connected by embracing the technological tools available to us. With this increased use of daily technology and working from home, AVID employee-owners had to make sure to also leave time in the day to disconnect– helping to avoid workplace burnout.
Study upon study has been conducted concerning workplace burnout, and it is more common than you may think. According to 2021 Annual Workplace Predictions from the executive director of The Workforce Institute, Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, while workplace technology isn’t going anywhere, the employee’s experience with digital tools is being brought to the forefront, “Organizations (and their employees) will pay closer attention to current and prospective technology, demanding significant value from systems—both old and new—while ensuring they measurably enhance performance, productivity, and the overall employee experience.” At the same time, the pandemic forced many businesses to reassess the physical and emotional safety of their employees, “Organizations that will excel in 2021 will be led by compassionate and inclusive management that emphasizes empathy, wellness and belonging.”
While the AVID team embraces our digital transformation, we also strive to achieve a work-life balance that promotes healthy body and mind, while avoiding the fatigue and stress that comes with burnout. When your office is at home, sometimes it’s easy to forget to logout, both physically and mentally, at the end of the work day.
This August, in observation of #NationalWellnessMonth, we are excited to share the ways a few AVID employee-owners keep their wellness top of mind and being an audio company, we dig into how they incorporate audio into their wellness goals. Later this month, we’ll also be sharing the results of a Workplace Wellness Experiment we participated in with FocusCalm.