Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace


Social media and working online doesn't have to be overwhelming; you can take back control. This workshop explores personal productivity techniques, including the use of attention training and visualization, to combat distraction. It will also cover conscious computing tools and apps that can help lengthen your attention span and replace information overload with a sense of mindfulness. The tips and tools, once you put them into practice, will help you achieve more in less time and ultimately increase your focus and wellbeing.

Based on the ideas in The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, internationally acclaimed trainer and author Beth Kanter will lead this fun, interactive workshop where you will learn:

  • To assess and reflect on how we use technology for work to recognize our own patterns of distraction and addiction and how to change them
  • To provide best practices and techniques for taming the digital jungle that assaults our brains every day via email, social media, and online
  • To identify ways to encourage technology wellness in our workplaces










Handout




Resources



The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Day

http://www.bethkanter.org/brain-breaks-np/



The Art of Single Tasking

http://www.bethkanter.org/40betterhours/



Let's Step It Up

http://www.bethkanter.org/step-it-up/



Walking As Work: Comprehensive Resource Collection

http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/walk



3 Ways To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed for Nonprofit Professionals

http://gettingattention.org/2017/01/nonprofit-job-satisfaction/



Happy Healthy Nonprofit: There’s An App for That

https://brittbravo.com/2016/10/26/tech-wellness-for-the-happy-healthy-nonprofit-professional-theres-an-app-for-that/__





Tips



How To Stop Your Social Media Addiction
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/technology/social-media-addiction

Meetings
https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-much-time-do-we-spend-in-meetings-hint-its-scary


Meeting is Murder
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/meet-is-murder.html?_r=1

Look Ahead Schedule
http://www.toolboxforplanning.com/2011/06/how-to-work-with-look-ahead-schedule.html


Writing Emails with Military Precision

https://hbr.org/2016/11/how-to-write-email-with-military-precision


Remote Working Charter

http://toolbox.hyperisland.com/team-remote-working-charter