The Right Tech

3 Ways Leaders Use Technology Correctly

written by Jason Chenard


Rested.

Two words: sleep trackers.

Before investing here, understand the landscape. With the increased understanding and acceptance of sleep's essential role, coupled with a strong movement toward tracking health metrics via wearables, these have become ubiquitous.

Sleep trackers like watches, apps, wrist bands and rings can offer insightful sleep data like heart rates, respiratory rates, sleep time, sleep latency and even time within the various sleep stages. Some offer recommendations for sleep hygiene and sync to smart phone apps for data sharing.

Here's something you need to know: orthosomnia is a new medical condition that describes an obsession with getting the perfect night's sleep. If having access to more data will create anxiety or affect your relationships, this is not the right investment for you. Instead, trust your sleep hygiene habits and go by feel. Check out this previous blog post for direct tips on how to deal with orthosomnia.

Before buying, ask yourself this:

"If I don't have access to my data one morning, after 3 months of having my night's data, how upset will I be?"

Fueled.

Another two words: food trackers.

OMG, today more than ever before, there are more apps that want us to count calories, track glasses of water and upload meal pics. Many of these are learning curves not worth the time investment.

While they do offer accountability and the advantageous ability to share with a coach or friend, beware of the time spent tracking superfluous data. If you want to try one, find one that offers data that is useful to your transformation without the time suck of punching in stuff, which creates new anxieties of having to remember to enter results when it's immediately inconvenient.

Some apps that could fit...

For data-seekers and nutrition groups, check out: Meal Logger.

For a visual of your day, check out: See What You Eat.

PS: of course, there is a food journal within the Layered Leadership Nutrition Starter Guide (but I'm biased!)

Ready.

More than two words: the right tech does not simply replace an inefficient human step with another inefficient robot step. Technology (along with its consumables, insurance, maintenance and licensing costs) is only required when a perfected human system is maxed out. When the current perfected system can no longer scale in volume or safety, bring in a machine.

The ultimate purpose of that tech is not to replace people, but to offer enhanced customer relationships that free up staff to have greater human interactions.

Explore the full article here and know when the time is right to bring in tech.

 

Why am I REALLY considering technology?

 

PS: Give the gift of choice.

Let them choose between the Sleep, Nutrition or Leadership

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