Are you addicted to email internet IM texting or pda
The term ‘email addiction’ has been growing very rapidly on the web for the last few years. When I did a google search on it I was amazed to find over 9 million entries which define, debate, discuss, sympathise and offer potential cures.
One of the most useful articles is quite an old one (March 2001) by Debbie Well, Finding a Cure for Email Addiction, which concludes by offering a number of simple tips such as:
- Pull back from the computer
- Stand up, and take some deep breaths
- Look outside
- Go for a walk
- Pick up the phone
- Scratch a thank-you note on a piece of stationery and snail mail it to a colleague
And if you are breathing a sigh of relief because this is not you why not also check out and see if you qualify for Internet addiction or IM addiction or Mobile phone addiction or Texting addiction or PDA addiction or Blackberry addiction or ipod addiction instead!
Je ne Regrette Rein
The only thing I can add to the technology/communications addiction debate is to plagiarise an old work-life balance quote:
"Nobody, when asked on their death bed if they have any regrets, is likely to say I wish I had done more email/internet/texting/PDA/blackberry/ipod (delete which does not apply)".
Bioteams Books Reviews
One of the main dilemmas for team leaders and members is the thorny issue of responsibility. We often fixate on the problem of leaders and members not taking enough responsibility but according to Dr Scott Peck they can also do damage if they try to take too much!