It’s becoming more and more important for leaders to be positive digital role models for their teams. But what does being a positive digital role model as a leader actually mean?

Digital solutions are a huge part of how organisations operate now and, when we talk about digital solutions, that could be as simple as emails, Zoom calls, team chats running in the background, Slack, Yammer…all the tools that are part of the bread and butter of how we work in organisations. Of course, they offer this amazing opportunity to have great communication, to be able to run team meetings from multiple locations, and many other opportunities that come from digital solutions.

However, there is also a downside. Use of digital solutions can lead to burnout.

Being plugged in all the time is not natural for us as humans, and can lead to high levels of stress and burnout. The digital world has also shown to be related to lower mental health, sleep problems (particularly when we are feeding our brains with light all the time), lack of creativity and there is a focus and attention crisis currently, which is mainly caused by the digital world.

It’s evident that there are lots of issues relating to the digital world, and many of them can have an impact on output, productivity and focus, with a detrimental impact on individual, team and business success.

It’s really important as business leaders that we think about how to be a positive role model as a leader within your organisation. So, how do we do that?

You can find out more in the video below!

If you want to explore the idea of creating a positive digital culture to improve productivity, find out more about my next workshop HERE!