We all will agree that smart business phones have been a revolution for businesses - helping us keep an competitive edge. This technology has made sure that the entire employee work force is well aware and informed of every email, message, related news etc and that too round the clock. Infact in some environments not having a smarter businesses phone may be considered lack of business responsibility on part of that particular employee. All this kind of brings a smile on my face :-)
There is absolutely no doubt that smart business phones have been disruptive in nature fostering businesses across industries. But at the same time it is playing a additive role resulting in workaholics & impacting work-life balance. By keeping 24x7 work-connected it does not really help our greying cells vitalize themselves - as the cells tend to be in business mode all while long. Infact I would love to be a part of study which helps mankind realize the proportional impact of such and similar technology over the hyper-tension, stress, blood pressure, etc. An algorithm which will in tangible format help define the use of smart business phone's impact over the person's health.
I am not at all against this wonderful technology and infact I am a part of the heard, but it makes me wonder at what costs. While its a bigger growing problem and some may consider it to be a part of the emerging lifestyle, but there is a needs for innovating some healing pills. There will be no one solution and neither do I know what is the solution, but its worth pondering.
As an illustration:
Make the smart business phones more smarter. Enable these phones with a specialized "work-life" balance features ( I understand there are variation of these in terms of profiles within phones) which as per the users health records will show their smartness and need for being connected to every business message in the pipeline. Basically, they should be smart enough to measure the impact of business associated with a given message to person's health plus work-life balance and then make a call over the need for being informed / connected.
We all love technology to advance - to help us take to the next level - but I would not mind if its associated with milder to no side effects. Hence designing newer technologies with these angles will help.
My 2 cents , while I still love the berry's and apple's.
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