The impact of these technologies on everyday life is massive. Ideas that “creatives” had in a flat in Silicon Valley, San Fran Cisco, have gone on to really shake up the world.
The Digital Economy is massive and something that we have to take seriously as educators of the next generation
The desirable skills for workers of the tech age are different from workers over the past century. The skills one must have are those that can’t be duplicated by computers or lower paid workers.
Balance and Productivity in the Digital World
Productivity in the
The purpose of this session is to help
you manage your technology at work
and at home and to provide you with
some ideas about improving productivity
and balance in your life.
Is modern life too busy and disruptive?
Pokemon GoVirtual Reality
“Digital overload may be the defining
problem of today's workplace. All day
and night, on desktops, laptops, and
smartphones, we're bombarded with
so many messages and alerts that
even when we want to focus, it's nearly
impossible. And when we're tempted to
procrastinate, diversions are only a
click away.” Harvard Business Review, June 2015: 110
“The culture of constant
connection takes a toll both
professionally and personally.
We waste time, attention, and
energy on relatively unimportant
information and interactions.”
Our work places aren’t getting any less demanding either.
Just think about the way email has increased the number of
tasks we do daily. What’s impact does this have on us?
$50 Billion $79 Billion
Source: Deloitte - Australia’s Digital Pulse:
Key challenges for our nation – digital skills, jobs and education (2015)
predicted to be
Source: Committee for Economic Development of Australia
- Australia's future workforce? (2015)
Australia’s Digital Economy
Technology is replacing blue and white collar jobs. If we want
to preserve our way of life, we need to develop skillsets that
make us inimitable.
My name is Lucas. Welcome to
2028. I am 26years old. I manage
a number of farms in the
Australia’s North both remotely
and on premise. I program,
manage and maintain the drone
swarm which water, weed and
delivers crops . I work in a small
team that services East Asia.
There is an enormous demand
for our protein enriched organic
silver beet. I am grateful to my
teachers at … because they
taught me how to …
Comfortable in and
Adaptive and agile
A great learner
A confident producer of new media
Expert in something
What skills do we need?
Kasparov v Deep Blue and the rise of the Centaur
Time box tasks and take 20 min breaks
Prioritise the night before
Add exercise, meditation, relaxation to morning routine
No email at start of the day
Separate technology from sleep
Serialise tasks Use the 80:20 rule
Eat the frog Never give up what you love for work
What strategies do you use to be productive?
How could you do those things more often?
I feel great when…
What are three things you do that set you
up for a great day at work?
Prioritisation: Eisenhower decision matrix
Urgent Not urgent
Important Do it Now Schedule a time to do it
Not important Delegate Delete it
1. Using the matrix below, make a to-do list for tomorrow
Sharing on Yammer
1. Go to Yammer.com
2. Login with: email@example.com
3. Find joke of the Day Group and post a joke
4. Find Administrative and Technical Officers
Group. Join and post some content
5. Peruse Yammer and join groups