Don’t get distracted: Marketoon of the Week
Just because the tools are always working, doesn't mean you always have to be.
This week’s Marketoonist gives some extra attention to our age of distractions.
Fishburne’s take: Leaders can influence how their teams use always-on 24/7 tools like Slack to avoid the drawbacks of always-on 24/7 working. Shonda Rhimes’ email signature reads: “I do not answer calls or emails after 7 p.m. or on weekends, and if you work for me, may I suggest that you put down your phone.” I think the same tone could be set by leaders in the age of Slack. We have to learn to navigate the tradeoffs of faster communication and productivity — and set boundaries.
Why we care. Work-from-home expanded the possible hours that someone could get work done while balancing all the unexpected life challenges that came with a global pandemic. It also eliminated the ambiguity of in-person workspaces: should I walk two desks over and tell my coworker something, or should I Slack them? (Answer: you should have Slacked them.)