Check your phone before going to bed and again first thing in the morning? You might be an addict--and it might be hurting your business. (RT @JohnEcken: Digital Detox?
We hear more about it every day. Take a Digital Detox. Unplug. Get Off the Grid. Yet most of us find it so difficult to be separated from our smartphone that we bring it to bed with us -- 68% of us sleep with our device.
In this blog, the President & CEO of Visage shares with us some reasons why both employees and companies should disconnect.
Why Employees Should Disconnect
Many employees have have a fearful sense of stress when they cannot immediately respond to an email or business deal. Phone users have relied so heavily on their devices to provide instant information "that they've lost the ability to plan ahead, their memories have suffered, and their creativity is stunted."
Disconnecting "affords us time for the rest and relaxation necessary to restore the energy we put into our professional lives".
Why Companies Should Disconnect
We brag about what multi-taskers we are. Turns out that being a great multi-tasker means you're great at minimizing your concentration and diminishing your creativity. Focus and innovation are "the lifeblood of any growing company". Any company without those will lose their competitive advantage.