It was once believed we only use 10% of our brains. Scientists now believe we use 100% of our brains but never more than 20 -35% of it at any given time. The same ratios most likely apply to features being used on our personal computers, notepads, mobile phones and cloud applications. Most people are using tech tools that have more features than they will ever use or know how to use, yet we seem to be addicted to having the latest and greatest devices. It is estimated by the end of 2013 there will be more mobile devices on the planet than people. Americans discard 130 million cell phones every year and most end up in landfills or incinerators – only eight percent are recycled safely. Where are we heading with all of this? What decisions should we be making now that will better insure successful and supportive advancements of the future? Innovation is costing us more than we think when it is taking us away from human connection. Informed decision-making, conversations and cultural learning must be advancing with technology to ensure we are not just innovating for the sake of something new but for the common good of as many people as possible.
Are you out of practice when it comes to relating? Using relational gaming to modify practices and improve habits we can advance how we communicate with each other.
Focus on integration over replacement. We can use technology to enhance our work and the people who are best to do the work at hand. Become an expert with a purpose. People who are purpose-driven will always find a way to create value through doing their role well.
Innovation is a team sport made of leaders with a purpose. Team member must know their role and be able to relate to each other to advance projects.
Start with the Why by Simon Sinek
Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan
The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey