First, a confession. I’ve been known to have a love/hate relationship with technology. On the ‘love’ side, I write smartphone apps; feel like my iPhone has made me more efficient not less; and am grateful that technology allows me to work from anywhere.
On the other, I find ‘unplugging’ takes continual discipline; social media STILL seems like an ‘extra’ that sucks as much time as I give it; and staying on top of email is a constant battle.
Seems I’m not alone in trying to figure out the role of technology in my workday. When researching a recent story for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, I heard from MANY Australians who are having difficulty switching off (or in terms of email, just keeping up). It’s true – some workers don’t mind the ping of a new message at midnight, but as we find more and more ways to ‘connect’ experts are beginning to question how healthy this love affair really is. Read the full story here.
What are your struggles with staying connected for work?
Any tips for staying in touch while staying sane?