What’s in it for me? Learn how to lead with a human touch in an age of technology.
Technology is changing the world, and not always for the better. Social networking has made it easier for us to connect with people around the globe, but it’s also linked to depression and social isolation. Email and instant messaging have accelerated our ability to communicate, but at the expense of the richer experience that comes with face-to-face contact. Remote working may offer flexibility but it makes it harder to collaborate with colleagues and form workplace friendships.
The world is becoming a little less human, and that has a cost. So it’s time for leaders in the business world to think about how they can recognize the benefits of technology while also accepting its limitations. Leaders need to consider how they can get back to a more human approach to business that acknowledges our universal need for interaction and understanding.
These blinks provide solutions to some of the most common problems caused, or exacerbated, by technology in the workplace.
In these blinks, you’ll learn
- why technology is as much a distraction as a productivity aid;
- how important it is to have good friends at work; and
- why a heartfelt compliment is a better reward than a cash bonus.