The coronavirus has seemingly won the screen-time debate in favour of the screen unequivocally. The present reality is that many offices and schools have largely resorted to interactive WFH (work-from-home), virtual work or learning with a blend of in-office or in-class engagement
The attendant health consequences of sitting for prolonged hours is high. Hybrid work or learning involves alot of long hours spent sitting through long unending virtual meetings, coupled with the lack of direct social contact with others which may in a way, impact negatively on the mental and physical well-being of the individual
Remote work technology
Technology has greatly helped businesses get work done remotely during this pandemic, especially through the use of unified communication. The likes of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Slack etc turned into UC leaders over hardware household names like Polycom, Cisco Webex. Now, different members of the team can remotely connect on a project for ideation, annotation, collaboration and mind mapping through video conferencing using interactive screens. These new virtual meeting rooms have made traditional four-walled meeting rooms dominated by projectors, whiteboards, marker boards, flipcharts and TVs of less worth
Screen and sitting time
Health and wellness professionals were already ringing the alarm bells some years before the pandemic even started, about the deadly health implications of a sedentary lifestyle. It is more expedient now more than ever, to keep the message on the front burner. There is an urgent need to find the right balance between avoiding health risks and productivity. It is worthy of note that while meetings and learning will continue, interactive display screens allows you to stand, walk around, stretch your legs and back, get blood to flow freely to your veins and brain, and you dont need to squint or get a headache from using a laptop or desktop.
The health implication and risks
A medical study found a link between long periods of work or learning while sitting to a higher risk of death from all causes, including 14 of the 22 causes of death measured by the study. This includes 8 of the 10 most common causes of death. The risk of death among those who reported the most time sitting were higher from cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, suicide, lung disease, liver disease, peptic ulcer and other digestive disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, nervous disorders, musculoskeletal disorders
Business owners, managers and business executives can remotely cue team members into virtual huddle rooms to collaborate anywhere whenever on the first stage of business design-idea generation (problem focused questions) by using interactive dispaly panels. Businesses need to re-jig their continuity plans– for quick productivity hacks, evaluate their business model in order to re-strategize, preserve the going concern, and proactively skim the market for shifts and new opportunities to tap into.
The pandemic has shown that, above all, the most important asset the business has is its human resource. Therefore, with various long virtual exhaustive meetings, increased screen and sitting time with its attendant negative health implications is manageable by doing the right things. The revolutionary technology of choice in the market that can help mitigate the negative impacts of a sedentary lifestyle and ensure that meetings are productive, engaging and collaborative is the WOWBUDD™ by WOWBii Interactive– Africa’s first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of Interactive touchscreens with a vision of transforming the way Africa works and learns
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