Rest assured that it’s not just us. When we deliver training courses, we now ask people to turn their phones on to silent. Sometimes we ask people to agree a way of working together to get the most out of the training event, often the mobile phone is mentioned where people ask for agreement that they will remain off them for the duration of the course. Interestingly though, as soon as it is break time we see delegates rummaging in their bags looking for their phones taking calls and checking appointments. Are we really that critical to the business that a couple of hours without contact will cause a massive risk to the business? We think we all know the answer to that one!
Our challenge to you
• Ask someone to be your conscience and notice how often you check your phone during a work day.
• The next meeting you go to, turn your phone off or leave it ask your desk.
• When you get home tonight, turn your phone off until the next morning.
• Notice how you feel, being away from your phone.
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