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E-Presenteeism & 3 Ways to Combat it

3 Ways to Combat E-Presenteeism

The “always-on” digital culture is fuelling a new type of presenteeism: e-presenteeism.


1 –  Mitigate Burnout

– Be proactive, educate employees on the warning signs of burnout

Findings show that four in five (79%) think that the extended period of remote working has encouraged a culture dubbed ‘e-Presenteeism’, meaning employees feel that they should be online and available as much as possible even if out of hours, or if they are unwell.


2 – Set Guidelines

– Go beyond the practicalities and logistics of remote working

Address the ‘felt experience’ as well as set clear expectations about performance and behaviours. E.g. We do not require you to work overtime or answer the phone outside of your set hours.

When you have an always-on culture, businesses and employees both suffer. We need to prioritize wellbeing and ensure that we are supporting each other in all aspects of humanity, not just work.


3 – Communicate Often

– Create regular time to casually meet

Build relationships, share experiences and catch up.

When you are a happy employee, you are a more productive employee. So, set and stick to boundaries that protect personal time. Our hobbies, families, and nurturing our health, is an important win for everyone.