While we all love our digital workplaces and how they enable a new hybrid or fully remote workspace, working environments have become ‘always on’, now more than ever. While the pandemic and working from home have caused this culture shift, I think it is safe to say that we would all love to flick that ‘always on’ switch off during the holiday season and unplug from work.
However, today, we’re here to help you escape the sweet allure of Microsoft 365 digital workplaces over the holiday season.
Each of the following actions is accompanied by three alternatives actions based on your digital dependency level. Since it’s the holiday season, let’s have some fun with these.
The different options are, “I hope you have a little self-control,” “Ok, you may have a problem,” and “Seek professional help.”
I know, you’ve never enjoyed digital communication and collaboration with colleagues as much as you do through Microsoft Teams! However, you know what they say, “Absence makes the heart grow founder,” and so it shall, as you make time to dig into the delicious servings of new and old holiday dishes.
Now, if you find the task of not opening Microsoft Teams on your phone and computer over the holidays a difficult one, I hope one of the following three methods helps.
The Insights module has likely found its way into your heart and daily routine if you are one of the many organizations and individuals leveraging Microsoft Viva. It has helped us work, excel in the new normal, and potentially even better our overall mental health. If you aren’t using Viva Insights yet, take a look at this video to prep your mind for after the break.
While work pressures shouldn’t be around over the holidays, it is a great time to adopt or continue to adopt things like Headspace in your daily life.
If you want to take a break from work without taking a break from developing better mental health, take a look at the following three methods.
While Microsoft Teams has become where most of your time in the digital workplace is spent, email isn’t going anywhere. So, how do you disconnect from floods of relevant and irrelevant information flying into your inbox each day? Or how about the calendar widget on your phone that constantly takes you down a river of work-related thoughts?
If you want to disconnect from email, try one of the following methods.
While this blog was in good fun, we hope you found some new ideas to leverage in your quest for an escape from work over the holiday season. We hope this has helped so that you can spend time with family and friends.
If you need help improving Microsoft 365 usage and learning best practices, we’re happy to help you right after some family, friends, and good times over the holidays. See you in the new year.
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