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The vitamins for digital wellbeing

The vitamins for digital wellbeing

“My advice would be to gain a greater awareness of what you’re presently doing. Think about balancing in the vitamins of wellbeing – physical diet, mental health, social – are you getting all those things together in your day?”

– Dr Christine Grant, Coventry University

“If we look at how we sometimes speak to ourselves with that inner critic, we would never talk to one of our loved ones in that same way. We need to offer ourselves some kindness.”

– Elizabeth Marsh, DWG

Digital wellbeing has become a hot topic for 2020. With so many of us now working from home, juggling time and technology, and always being “on”, escaping from work can be very difficult.

For our guests in this episode, finding the right balance has been at the centre of much of their work. Elizabeth Marsh, DWG’s Research Director, is a strong advocate of digital literacy and digital mindfulness at work, and has recently authored Digital workplace overload: How to reduce employee technostress. Dr Christine Grant is a leading applied researcher in the psychology of remote e-working and agile working, and has co-edited Agile working and well-being in the digital age.

Together with Paul, they discuss the highs and the lows of remote working, share insights from their respective research projects, and offer practical advice on how we can all start to build a more balanced working day.

Show notes, links and resources for this episode: 

DWG research report Digital workplace overload: How to reduce employee technostress

Agile working and well-being in the digital age, co-edited by Christine Grant and Emma Russell


Featuring


Dr Christine Grant, Deputy Head, School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Coventry University, UK

Dr Christine Grant is a chartered and registered occupational psychologist and an applied researcher in the psychology of remote e-working. Her work explores the impact of technology on the work–life balance of remote e-workers, job effectiveness and wellbeing, with a particular interest in developing measures, interventions and coping strategies for employees, supervisors and organizations. She has recently co-edited a book on agile working and wellbeing, and is currently developing a digital competency framework for organizations. Christine has received research funding from the ESPRC and other funders, and currently sits on the BPS COVID Crisis ‘Working Differently’ Group.


Elizabeth Marsh, Director of Research, DWG

Elizabeth Marsh is DWG’s Director of Research and author of its latest report ‘Digital workplace overload: How to reduce employee technostress’ (available free on our website). She’s worked as a practitioner, researcher and consultant in the digital workplace field for over 20 years and is a strong advocate for digital literacy and digital wellbeing at work. Elizabeth is currently doing a PhD at the University of Nottingham focusing on employee technostress and the potential of mindfulness to help reduce it. She also co-authored – with Paul Miller – the book ‘The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering digital workplaces fit for the future’.

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