Our digital world provides us with many advantages, such as the ability to stay connected with others, access to knowledge and education, and all sorts of entertainment options. However, as with many innovations that make our lives better, there are unintended consequences. So, how does our tech-saturated world impact our well-being?
A colleague shared that he once worked for someone who constantly typed email and texts on her smartphone, not only during weekly group meetings but also during his last annual review. There could be no clearer message that 1) the boss was not paying attention to the task at hand and 2) she had little regard for subordinates. There are also other unintended consequences of such behavior.