- Sitting at dinner and talking with your dining companion(s).
- Walking the streets and looking forward.
- Walking the streets and talking to one another.
- Watching a concert and not being focused on telling Facebook friends and fans; your Twitter followers.
These were my observations while in Montreal. People are just not glued to technology the way we seem to be in the United States. It’s not about your droid, blackberry, iphone or tablet. And many of these people are young – the ones who get criticized for being techno-junkies. Just a few hours north from my home in the United States and things seem so different. Or maybe they know that you don’t care what my dinner was last night:
Sometimes I get reminded that technology is overrated and there is a world out there – a world full of experiences that deserves our full attention. People are looking for new ideas, inspiration, insight, innovation and the next idea. I think this city can teach us all it may not be in your hands.
Why not take your team out for a walk today to talk about how to work better; make them all leave their technology back at their desk.
Look forward. Not down.