Internet and iPhone and Blackberry, Oh MY!


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In this age of technology, I often wonder whether or not we are too connected.  Gone are the days when we each had a level of anonymity or uninterrupted time to ourselves.  Today we have the ability to stay in touch with everyone, at any moment.  *Cue flushing toilet*

Has our ability to stay connected surpassed our ability to handle the technology?  Have employees become more productive as a result of having so much technology at their fingertips?  *Cue texting* Have leaders become more effective as a result of being able to check their email, voice mail, texts and status updates at any time, in any place?  *Cue small child, “Mom, mom, mom, ma, mom, mom, mommy, ma, ma…* Is it a better work environment knowing that you can be contacted 24/7?  *Cue beach sounds as you “enjoy” your vacation* Have we learned to use technology to benefit our environment, or has technology made us a bunch of jack of all trades, giving full attention to none?

I give you Exhibit A:

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What would happen if you turned off technology for two (waking) hours a day?

We would love to hear your opinions on how technology has impacted your professional performance and effectiveness.  And out of curiosity, how many of you were reading this while doing something else (like attending a meeting, watching TV, nursing a baby)?

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Jen Kuhn
Jennifer Kuhn is a talented, energetic and enthusiastic consultant, trainer and speaker. She has provided thousands of employees, coaches and executives with guidance while they work to enhance their professional skill development. Jen's approach has been hailed by participants who were initially skeptical or resistant. Her unique and non-threatening style wins over the most jaded employee that allows them to learn and grow within their organization.


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