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There’s little doubt that nearly everyone who comes in contact with the Internet has difficulty disconnecting. \n\nPeople everywhere are glued to their devices. \n\nBut who’s at fault for its overuse? \n\nThis deck explores the use and abuse of technology, especially in the workplace, so we can find solutions and understand what we’re dealing with. \n\nThere are four parties conspiring to keep you connected and they may not be whom you’d expect. \n\nRead the full article here: http://www.nirandfar.com/2016/02/4-people-addicting-technology.html

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who s really addicting you you to technology

Who’s Really

ADDICTING

YOU

YOU to

Technology?

@nireyal

NirAndFar.com

nearly everyone who comes in contact with

Nearly everyone

who comes in

contact with the

Internet has

difficulty

disconnecting.

people

People

everywhere

are glued to

their devices.

there s something different about personal

There’s

something

different about

personal

technology: it is

both pervasive

and persuasive.

but who s at fault for its overuse

But who’s at

fault for its

overuse?

there are four parties conspiring to keep

There are four

parties

conspiring to

keep you

connected and

they may not be

whom you’d

expect.

slide7

The

SUSPECTS

slide8

1

The

TECH

the technologies themselves and their makers

The

technologies

themselves, and

their makers,

are the easiest to

blame for our

dwindling

attention spans.

masters of manipulation they make products

masters of manipulation

They make products so good,

people can’t stop using them.

these services rely on advertising revenue

These services rely on

advertising revenue.

The more frequently you

use them, the more

money they make.

these products aren t habit forming by chance

These products aren’t

habit-forming by chance;

it’s by design.

these products aren t habit forming by chance 1

These products aren’t

habit-forming by chance;

it’s by design.

They have an incentive

to keep us hooked.

slide14

2

Your

BOSS

near the top of the list of individuals

Near the top of the list of

individuals responsible for your

seeming addiction to technology

is the person who pays you.

a slow response to a message could hurt not only

A slow response to a

message could hurt not

only your reputation

but also your livelihood.

but being chained to technology can leave little

But being chained to

technology can leave little time

for higher order thinking.

real work requiring the kind of creativity

real work —

requiring the kind of

creativity and problem

solving that only comes from

uninterrupted focus —

no longer happens in the

office.

slide19

3

Your

FRIENDS

the reality is checking tech is contagious

The reality is, checking

tech is contagious.

once one person looks at their phone other people

Once one person looks at

their phone, other people

feel compelled to do

the same, starting a

churlish chain reaction.

the more people are on their phones the less

The more people are

on their phones, the

less people are talking

until finally you’re the

only one left not

reading email or

checking Twitter.

slide23

4

YOU

there s still someone who deserves scrutiny

There’s still someone

who deserves scrutiny –

the person holding

the phone.

if we re honest with ourselves tech is just

If we’re honest

with ourselves,

tech is just

another way

to occupy our

time and minds.

often our bad habits have less to do with

Often our bad habits have less to

do with new-age technology and

more to do with old-fashioned

procrastination.

slide27

The

VERDICT

personal technology is indeed more engaging than

Personal technology is indeed

more engaging than ever.

but that s not necessarily a problem that

But that’s not

necessarily a

problem, that’s

progress.

think about it

Think about it.

Would we want products

that aren’t engaging?

think about it 1

Think about it.

Would we want products

that aren’t engaging?

technology is more engaging because it s getting

Technology is more

engaging because it’s

getting better.

but these improvements don t mean we shouldn

But these improvements don’t

mean we shouldn’t attempt to

control our use of technology.

we should come to terms with the fact that

We should come to terms

with the fact that it’s

more than the

technology itself

that’s responsible for our

habits.

slide35

Our

workplace culture,

social norms &

individual behaviors

all play a part.

to put technology in its place we must

To put technology in its

place, we must be

conscious not only of

how technology is

changing, but also of

HOW IT IS CHANGING US.

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behavior change?

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Hooked:

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