Digital Downtime Day

  • Feb 10,2021

Netball NI Staff Welfare

Like many of you, the work environment and delivery for Netball NI has changed considerably over the last year and seems unlikely to return to normal in the near future.

Much of our work and sessions for our members and athletes has been revised to support online delivery, acknowledging this is the safest and most accessible way for you to continue to avail of the netball activity you love and understanding that accessing digital devices and online activity have become a necessity right now. In order to offer these sessions; preparing, facilitating and delivering, our team are spending significantly increased hours at their screens both during the working day and in the evening.

In recognition of the increased screen time for our staff, Netball NI are implementing a Digital Downtime Day.

On this day, Netball NI are encouraging our staff to keep their laptop, mobile phone, ipad or computer off and to avoid accessing emails, zoom, teams etc and that instead they go for a walk/run/cycle, read a book, bake or engage in any activity they love that doesn’t involve the use of a digital device for work purposes.

To ensure service to our members is not impacted, this initiative will run over 2 days, Monday 22nd February and Friday 26th February with each staff member selecting to avail of the Digital Downtime Day on whichever day works best for them.

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