techtimeout for employers
a happier, healthier, more productive workplace
This is a goal for all workplaces but how do you do it?
Research shows that UK adults spend over 6 hours per day looking at screens. That’s over 91 days per year. We've all experienced that feeling of overwhelm caused by an overflowing email inbox, constant notifications and an evergrowing to-do list. You can give your employees the tools and know-how they need to deal with the distractions of smartphones, internet, and multiple emails for a more productive and happier workforce.
The constant bombardment of tech can hugely impact productivity, teamwork and wellbeing. We're here to help UK workplaces enable better tech habits at work with our workplace programmes, tools, and resources to improve teamwork and promote positive health and wellbeing.
become techtimeout accredited
We award a techtimeout accreditation to businesses who are leading the way with their company culture and working practices. It's something to celebrate - it represents a commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of your employees and showcases your business as progressive and forward-thinking in the way that it's adapting to the digital world.
- Protect employee wellbeing and increase productivity
- Support the reputation of your business
- Helps you recruit and retain talent
- Enables you to stand out from competitors
Contact us to find out what it takes to become techtimeout accredited.
how it works
You don't need us to tell you that we're more connected than ever and rely on technology every day.
Internet browsing, WhatsApp, social media, and multiple digital distractions are causing havoc to workplaces.
It's likely that your employees don't know how to cope with these distractions which in turn impacts their wellbeing and productivity.
We can help your employees embrace this new way of working in a way that supports productivity and wellbeing.
Enable positive long-lasting change in your business with our actionable advice and support.
working from home
We provide training, tips and resources to help your employees maximise productivity when working from home.
tools & resources for employees
Our productivity tools and resources help employees to improve focus, and find work/life balance away from their screens.
what are people saying
We truly believe in the benefits of techtimeout, but don’t just take our word for it.
"The concept of being addicted to technology isn't something I'd particularly thought about previously. We all use tech in the office and we have innovated utilising technology across the business which has pushed us ahead of the curve for years. However techtimeout has given us a new appreciation of some of the negative impacts of technologies and how we can adapt our practices to be more mindful of these adverse effects."
Managing Director, National Hometyre Group
"This is an incredibly important and needed service. Businesses need to prepare now for the adverse impact of the digital overload their employees have been and will continue to experience.
The guidance that techtimeout provides makes it easy for businesses to put the right support in place for employees."
Lisa Williams BSc (hons) and DClinPsy
Lead Clinical Psychologist, The Autism Service
"We’re in the PR & communications business. In today’s digital world that means we inevitably spend a lot of time on tech. The health and well-being of our team is paramount. They know they can take a break, go for a walk, take time out any time of the day but we know all companies aren’t like us. That’s why techtimeout is such a fantastic initiative – by encouraging leaders to engage with staff on the issue of mental health and wellness it has put the issue on the national business agenda."
Be Bold Media
"It's very easy for the act of making time away from the screen to slip down the priority list, so the techtimeout campaign came at a great time in a year where the divide between work and home life has got increasingly blurry. It was great to intentionally get out for a walk at lunchtime and leave my phone at home, and I noticed how much more recharged I felt for the rest of the day. This is definitely something that I would like to keep up!"
Birmingham St Marys Hospice
"Working from home can be all tech consuming, with having no colleagues to chat to in the break out area I feel I have been taking my phone to my kitchen to tweet, or send a quick message.
techtimeout enabled me to be more disciplined and encouraged me to step away from everything tech-related. I felt more refreshed for having a break. A really good self-care tool I will be applying to my working day! "
Wellbeing Manager, Paycare
"In a world where a phone, tablet, computer, games consoles and all the other screens we see daily are prolific, it’s important to step back and appreciate that they're only machines. The initiative by techtimeout was an important idea to me to ensure I help my daughter grow up with a healthy relationship with technology, not just being glued to the thing like I find myself far too often."
"The majority of our employees are being forced to work remotely due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and are more reliant than ever on using technology to stay in touch. Their wellbeing is of great concern to us. We encouraged our staff to take 10 minutes away from their laptops, to go for a lunchtime walk, or a walk before or after work as part of techtimeout tuesday."
Cllr. Graham Breeze
Powys County Council
"The techtimeout10 challenge made a huge difference to the team. We all made the effort to turn off and go outside or do something we loved, and we shared what we were doing with each other - everyone had smiles on their faces and it was great for me as a manager to know that my staff were taking some time out for themselves and stepping away from their screens"
Managing Director, J&PR