Guest Post: ABCs Of How Leaders Can Model Effective Use Of Technology
ABCs of How Leaders Can Model Effective Use of Technology
Action: Find 1 reason to be grateful for the technology you use. To get you started, here are my 12 Simple Reasons To Appreciate Technology.
Benefit. You can’t benefit from a seatbelt unless you use it. Same goes for technology. Take inventory of your day to day tasks and routines. Is there anything that is cumbersome or that feels dated? Such as taking notes on a notepad and retyping to send to a colleague or switching between 3 different calendars to schedule 1 meeting. More than likely, technology can be your solution because after all, “there’s an app for that.”
Action: Take inventory of all of your daily non-technology tasks. Choose 1 task. Search the app store or YouTube for a tech solution to simplify or streamline. Implement and hang in there until it’s fully integrated as a habit.
Action: Choose 1 social network (LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter) and hyper-focus on sharing daily value-add content surrounding your unique expertise. Think of it as a micro-blog.
Action: Establish 1 no-multi-tasking zone. For example: Ashley and I don’t deny technology at meals because at times our mobile device is used to enhance our conversation by sharing a video, referencing an article or taking a picture but we do delimit multi-tasking activities that don’t foster 2-way communication (texting, email, Facebooking, etc.).
Action: Ask 5 friends (or Millennials) these 2 questions: 1) How do you use technology to get more done at work and/or home? 2) What is your favorite app on your phone and why? Listen, integrate, benefit.