The relationship between FOMO and information overload

FOMO is not only decreasing productivity, but it can also cause information overload. For example, when something exciting happens early in the day, it can consume so much information that a person can reach his limit.

His productivity will decrease and affect overall workload progress. Worse is that the information was not even valuable or beneficial to perform his task at the office.

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Fear of missing out (FOMO) in the workplace

People suffering from the fear of missing out have a real need to be in the know of everything. They want to see all the news and events, any office activity they want to be a part of and are always busy commenting on Facebook posts or tweeting on Twitter.

But FOMO can negatively affect productivity in the workplace.

The following issues can affect some people and should be taken seriously.

  • The fear of not being asked to attend an important meeting.
  • The fear of not being able to participate in a meeting.
  • The fear of not being invited to a company retreat or office party.
  • The fear of not being able to take part in a lunch break group chat.

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  • According to studies, 91 percent of employees that took part in the research, believed that Work From Home (WFH/Telecommuting) is more productive.
  • 41 percent liked the choice about the place and time of working.
  • Imposed WFH had a portion of employees feel less happy or valued at work.
  • WFH employees with shorter working hours spread on all seven working days were the happiest, as compared to others with typical or unusual working hours.
  • The study highlighted how flexibility is important as many employees have different preferences and home environments.

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Overworking: Addicted To Work

Overworking is defined as indulging in work activities beyond your physical and mental capacity by increasing the workload and number of hours. It usually happens when the organizational structure is gamed to promote deadline-oriented work without providing adequate human resources.

Organizations ensure that the workers provide them with the required output at every cost, giving efficiency and project completion top-priority.

Living with constant or recurring fear, from post-traumatic stress to paranoia to FOMO, doesn’t improve life quality; it just makes us haunted and tense.

Our task is to live in a FOMO-plagued world without catching the virus.

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