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DND, pls!
Why technology and social media
f*ck up our work and relationships
Philippe Creytens
Cloud Conference - May 27, ...
I’m preaching to the choir...
We are moving (too?) slowly towards the
knowledge society with its knowledge workers.
Uh? Knowledge workers?
“What differentiates knowledge work from other forms of work is
its primary task of ‘non-routine’ p...
Dangers of “distractions”
We become less creative and screw up relationships!
DND, pls
Do not disturb, pleaaaaase…. and find balance (again)
Use your smartphone, smartly
Question: How many times do people check their smartphones?
A - Less than 10 times a day
B - ...
Use your smartphone, smartly
Question: How many times do people check their smartphones?
A - Less than 10 times a day
B - ...
Smartphone, #1 source of distractions
Surf: 25 min/day
Social media: 17 min/day
Games: 13 min/day
Music: 16 min/day
Calls:...
Our friends Darwin and Pavlov
Dealing with distractions is in our genes
Our friends Darwin and Pavlov
Conditioned by distractions, chemicals at work...
Fear of Missing Out, phantom vibrations, ADHD behavior and
narcissism on social media
The office environment
Open plan offices (noisy colleagues) and M&M’s (meetings & managers)
Other work related distractions
and exploding mailboxes*, not literally
* Personal favorite
What will we lose?
Creativity
“We don't know where we
get our ideas from.
What we do know is that
we do not get them from
our laptops.”
John ...
Aha!-Erlebnis
Space and time for deep thoughts
Flow (and happiness)
High
HighLow
Challenges
and
complexity
Individual skills
Panic
Anxiety
Concerns
FLOW
Boredom
Flow: Th...
Our memory
Is memory like a muscle that needs to be trained?
Multitasking, a myth
Multitasking is a myth
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
M (write first number) u (writ...
What we will lose on a more
personal level...
Social contacts
The (lost) art of conversation
Work/life balance
BMW bans email after 18h and during weekends
The solution… partly
On the seventh day...
Start small, one day a week...
More tips to come in my upcoming book...
Philippe Creytens
google.com/+PhilippeCreytens
@pcreytens
pc@kumondo.com
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DND pls (Do Not Disturb, please)

  1. 1. DND, pls! Why technology and social media f*ck up our work and relationships Philippe Creytens Cloud Conference - May 27, 2014 http://goo.gl/SbGd2o (Do Not Disturb, please)
  2. 2. I’m preaching to the choir... We are moving (too?) slowly towards the knowledge society with its knowledge workers.
  3. 3. Uh? Knowledge workers? “What differentiates knowledge work from other forms of work is its primary task of ‘non-routine’ problem solving that requires a combination of convergent, divergent, and creative thinking.” Wikipedia
  4. 4. Dangers of “distractions” We become less creative and screw up relationships!
  5. 5. DND, pls Do not disturb, pleaaaaase…. and find balance (again)
  6. 6. Use your smartphone, smartly Question: How many times do people check their smartphones? A - Less than 10 times a day B - Less than 50 times a day C - More than 50 times a day
  7. 7. Use your smartphone, smartly Question: How many times do people check their smartphones? A - Less than 10 times a day B - Less than 50 times a day C - More than 50 times a day 150 http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/smartphone-users-check-their-phones-an-average-of-150-times-a-day-86984. html
  8. 8. Smartphone, #1 source of distractions Surf: 25 min/day Social media: 17 min/day Games: 13 min/day Music: 16 min/day Calls: 12 min/day 54% uses as alarm clock 46% replace wrist watch 40% replaces camera 6% replaces book and TV source: O2
  9. 9. Our friends Darwin and Pavlov Dealing with distractions is in our genes
  10. 10. Our friends Darwin and Pavlov Conditioned by distractions, chemicals at work...
  11. 11. Fear of Missing Out, phantom vibrations, ADHD behavior and narcissism on social media
  12. 12. The office environment Open plan offices (noisy colleagues) and M&M’s (meetings & managers)
  13. 13. Other work related distractions and exploding mailboxes*, not literally * Personal favorite
  14. 14. What will we lose?
  15. 15. Creativity “We don't know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.” John Cleese http://youtu.be/kH8uYDJlwog
  16. 16. Aha!-Erlebnis Space and time for deep thoughts
  17. 17. Flow (and happiness) High HighLow Challenges and complexity Individual skills Panic Anxiety Concerns FLOW Boredom Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  18. 18. Our memory Is memory like a muscle that needs to be trained?
  19. 19. Multitasking, a myth Multitasking is a myth 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 M (write first number) u (write second number)... 1 ...2... Time?
  20. 20. What we will lose on a more personal level...
  21. 21. Social contacts The (lost) art of conversation
  22. 22. Work/life balance BMW bans email after 18h and during weekends
  23. 23. The solution… partly
  24. 24. On the seventh day...
  25. 25. Start small, one day a week...
  26. 26. More tips to come in my upcoming book... Philippe Creytens google.com/+PhilippeCreytens @pcreytens pc@kumondo.com

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