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Rediscover the Value of Device-less Interactions

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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?
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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.

 

 

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No Child Left Inside

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Into the woods Boston Globe Drumlin is a nature- and farm-based preschool, which means that rain or shine, maybe not sleet but definitely snow and temperatures down to 15 degrees, the 14 3- to 5-year-olds are outside learning math, science,...
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The digitization of children's lives now has a response: "Some members of Congress are so convinced that nature-based education is good for students, they’ve crafted the No Child Left Inside Act."

 

The bill could help provide funding to nature-based learning programs.  And this is promising, given that the majority of us spend more than 8 hours daily in front of some sort of screen. 

 

We have lost our connection to Nature.  Richard Louv's research on Nature Deficit Disorder has pointed to this time and time again.  It's nice to see that the world is beginning to take a deeper interest. 

 

We ALL need nature.  "When we don't have it, we just don't do very well as human beings."  I could not have said it better myself!

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:21 AM

The digitization of children's lives now has a response: "Some members of Congress are so convinced that nature-based education is good for students, they’ve crafted the No Child Left Inside Act."

 

The bill could help provide funding to nature-based learning programs.  And this is promising, given that the majority of us spend more than 8 hours daily in front of some sort of screen. 

 

We have lost our connection to Nature.  Richard Louv's research on Nature Deficit Disorder has pointed to this time and time again.  It's nice to see that the world is beginning to take a deeper interest. 

 

We ALL need nature.  "When we don't have it, we just don't do very well as human beings."  I could not have said it better myself!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:39 PM

THIS ONE WILL MORE BETTER THAN NCLB!