"I will never again a BlackBerry ..."
Riding in an elevator the other day, I heard this conversation:
First man: "Wow, is that the new BlackBerry?"
Second man: "Yes, I love it."
First man: "I'll never be one of those things. If I do, I will never stop your e-mail."
Herein lies the problem. For some reason, we have changed our workflow to believe that e-mail communication is the most important and highest priority for focusing ourTime. It is as if we are all customer service representatives, whose sole job is to respond to communication by e-mail.
To deal with lots of information about the age of the workers their daily routines as if the best way to achieve their goals is the swift completion of the e-mails. This is just so busy at work, of course. The sampling has shown that less than 20% of all e-mail volume actually feasible. 80% is noise.
Apart from the obvious problem of being busy, but not effective (effective areperform work that will help you achieve your goals) is hyper-responsive is an affront to those who interact with you. For example, take this out of office notice of a very senior corporate officer, "I will be away from my computer for the next two hours. I will answer your e-mail when I return."
I could not believe that I read this message. This manager is training all around her, she is hyper-responsive to the communication by e-mail. CertainlyCorporate America does not have all of us in the customer service representatives via e-mail tool?
As you can imagine, "What's wrong with this approach can - Heads of State and Government will respond quickly." Yes, that's true, but they should also be active and deliberate in their actions - not reactive. Provides e-mail traffic to dictate your focus and use of your time is a very reactive state and, frankly, not good for proactive leadership Bode.
The man whoFear of a BlackBerry actually has another problem to contend with: his personal responsibility for a good choice with the use of time and energy to make to achieve its goals. To blame the technology is an excuse for not accepting responsibility for your own actions.
Here's the solution:
Accept that you are responsible for how you use your time and energy to
Knowing that you have the power to decide to get involved when, with technology
Set limitsTo facilitate access to technology - for e-mail I recommend three visits per day, morning, noon and late afternoon
Turn on the devices when you are with people - people with a higher priority than technology
Concentrate on one thing at a time
Technology was good for our country and our economy. It can be very good for your life if it used properly. The key is to use the technology to serve you, not vice versa. For this you need to deliberateDeciding when to engage, with technology, so that it aids in your performance, what is most important in your life. You own it does not do you have.