The world of digital work offered great promises: more creative, satisfied employees and more productive companies. Flexible working hours and home offices are now the standard in many places. Nevertheless, there’s something wrong.
Many people are more stressed today than ever before, squeezing more and more productivity into their days. The wake-up call for this author, who is an entrepreneur himself and once championed new working methods, was his 4-year-old daughter’s sentence: »Dad, don’t always look at your mobile phone.« That was not the kind of father he wanted to be – and so he went in search for a way out of his digitally dictated life. He experimented with not being reachable, buying a dumbphone and »not-to-do« lists. With executives from the business world, he designed ways to escape digital exhaustion – just at the right time. Because as we speak, guidelines for digital work are being defined within companies. A smart guide in times of burn-out and stress.