Waking up one morning in the middle of your week off work, you pour yourself the first coffee of the day and put bread in the toaster. You look over your messages and it immediately begins to feel like a workday. Why? Because mixed in with the messages from your family, friends and partner are all kinds of notifications about the company's latest orders, updates from your co-workers and even a customer's complaint. And, although you want to disconnect, it is impossible to ignore the messages and a day off turns into a day of worries. This can be avoided with a platform that separates your personal life from your work life!
A recent article in the New Yorker entitled "E-mail is making us miserable" talks about the stress caused by activities such as sending emails outside of work hours. Monitoring the vital signs of the participants, they noticed that people who are under pressure outside of work hours tend to have an inefficient response: the pressure to always be connected and available generates anxiety that is reflected in the quality of their work.
In an age where two billion users a month send approximately 100 billion messages on WhatsApp, as revealed in a company tweet, and where there are 300 million participants in Zoom meetings a day, there can be no doubt about the importance of technology, but the question remains about how to manage it correctly.
Setting limits on your workday goes beyond having a start and a finish time. Just as you have to equip yourself with the necessary tools to do your day-to-day work, in the virtual world it is important to demarcate the limits between one electronic space and another.
In your fruit and vegetable business, Consentio and its change status function can make a big difference in your day-to-day life.
Consentio's change status function allows you to configure the "Status and availability" section in your profile to "available", "absent" or "not available". Marking yourself as "not available" enables you to assign your orders to another colleague while you enjoy your holidays - or are absent for any reason. By changing your status you can disconnect from work without neglecting your orders, colleagues, or customers and, most importantly, without giving up the time dedicated to you and the people you love.
If you are concerned about losing contact with your customers, don't worry! This option allows you to customise a message that they will receive when they try tocontact you. In addition, you can activate it until the end date of your absence, so that everything is candelarised and under control.
You can also control what notifications you receive. So, if you have the app installed on your mobile you can mute notifications so you can disconnect completely.
The next time you wake up on holiday, make your coffee and toast stress-free and open your messages without worrying about work. With Consentio, everything is under control!
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