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Webinar Recap: Digital Time Management and Employee Wellbeing

SD Worx recently joined forces with Executive Leaders Network and Deloitte for a captivating webinar entitled "How Digital Time Management Can Drive Employee Wellbeing". It convened industry experts to discuss how we can foster a positive employee experience by managing complex, hybrid workflows, leveraging simplicity and usability, and prioritising the human aspect, all while ensuring employee wellbeing and efficiency in the workplace.

If you want to watch the full hour-long session for free, get the on-demand version right here or continue reading for a summary of the discussion.

The attendees started off by assessing the audience’s current level of employee wellbeing in their organisations, with 46% rating it as good, and 33% as fair. This led to an insightful conversation on how we can make significant improvements in this area.

    Digitalisation and The Human Aspect

    Jenine Bogrand, Director of Human Capital/Payroll & Workforce Management at Deloitte, emphasised the importance of keeping the human element at the core of digital transformation. "Digitalisation allows us to engage our employees... All of a sudden, that interaction is becoming much more human and transparent than ever before."

    She further explained the opportunities that come with this transformation, "When our clients start to automate their processes, it allows them to redeploy their people in a much more meaningful way. The new technology allows us to be more thoughtful about what we do and how we deploy our people. The human side is not being left behind. That’s giving them more power."

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        Seamless Adoption and Usability

        Jan Laurijssen, Senior Researcher and HR Evangelist at SD Worx, provided valuable insights into the need for seamless adoption and usability. He reiterated, "The success of a digital transformation project is 100% adoption – they have to feel that it contributes to their experience and the way in which they do their jobs."

        Jan further emphasised how digitisation can help manage complexity and how time management can play a pivotal role, "Digitisation should help manage complexity. Time management can help us in a number of ways, for instance, self-rostering of employees to return the autonomy and freedom of employee relationships."

          Employee Centricity in the Digital Age

          Peter Dorrington from the Executive Leaders Network hosted the session and also provided his own thoughts. He focused on the importance of employee-centricity amidst the digital transformation: “The important thing is that we are employee-centric and that we care. Burn out is an issue and you will lose people where there’s a lot of competition for our staff."

            The Current Status and Future of Digital Time Management

            Interestingly, the second poll showed that while 41% of organisations use digital time management systems, 31% only partly use these systems, revealing the need for improved digital time management solutions  to cater better to employees' needs.

            Peter encapsulated this sentiment perfectly, “Digital can remove a lot of blockers in our jobs... When you involve people earlier in the digitisation journey, you address some of their concerns and include them in the design, and then eliminate the challenges.”

            The webinar also benefitted from a stimulating Q&A throughout in which the audience stated their concerns as the panel underscored the significant role digital time management plays in enhancing employee wellbeing and productivity.

            Catch up on all the insights from our experts in the on-demand version of the webinar, or delve deeper into these topics with our free whitepaper, How Digital Time Management Can Enhance Employee Wellbeing.