How to avoid digital overload

Are we too connected at work now?

Are workers getting inundated with too many work messages and online meetings? RMIT University researchers write in The Conversation that “the desire to compensate for the lack of physical interaction” during the pandemic has caused “digital overload.”

Managers told the researchers they used an average of nine collaboration and chat apps a day, and they reported feeling fatigue from being “always on” to reply to messages.

Tips: Avoid multitasking, share only necessary information with your team and block out timeslots to focus on getting work done.

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Efficient communication that avoids overloading students or staff

The constant change and upheaval faced by university staff and students, have left many feeling overwhelmed. Wendy Zajack talks through some basic principles to keep digital communications clear and concise to avoid information overload.