Sure I know what you are thinking, Christopher has gone off the deep end, but hear me out on this one.
Pocket dialing – we all have done this at one time or another, being on the other end of the pocket dial all you can hear is some chatter and noise but not really what is going on. Well this is the same as in business you need to have clear defined goals. There is a lot of “noise” that can knock you off course and derail your efforts. Define your goals and go for it!
Apps – give us the flexibility to have access to games or websites at the press of a single button. Well we need to make certain the apps stay updated to ensure their optimal performance. Business is the same way; we need to keep ourselves abreast of the latest trends in the industry. If our competitors are on social media, we better be in the process of starting our own social media campaign.
Minimize bandwidth – all the cell companies now are coming out with their own plan on how to throttle down the bandwidth for those customers that are data hungry and gobble up the gigs. It minimizes bandwidth for the data hungry folks to ensure adequate space on bandwidths. Throttling down is similar to the work place of a boss and subordinate. The subordinates cannot live in the boss’s office as they have their own tasks to complete. So we need to minimize the questions to our boss and use our own learned strengths to complete the tasks we were hired to complete. Sure the occasional question is fine, as is the occasional user of the smart phone who isn’t data hungry.
Power hogs – there are power hogs on your phone that just drain your battery. I have the Droid Razr and it seems if I browse the internet for a few hours the battery is pretty much shot. The same is true in business, you do not want to suck the power out of your colleagues or take the wind out of their sails. When you are a manager you need to work on how you critique their work and make it encouraging focusing on the positives rather than the negatives. Being an effective leader means you know how to rally your troops around a common mission.
Battery dead – well sometimes the battery dies and needs to be plugged in for a recharge. It seems to always happen at the worst of times though. Work you may not be able to complete a task in its entirety everyday, but we do have to go home to recharge, eat and relax to maintain sanity. Many companies promote their work life balance.
So out of all this did you learn anything? I bet you look at your cell phone differently now!
I never had a Zach Morris phone, anyone out there have one of those big monsters?