Truth or Dare: Do You Really Need That Device in this Meeting?

Wouldn’t you love to shout that out when you see the devices come out in meetings?

It seems to be one of the “liberties” we’ve created that has gotten out of control. I see people with two phones and an open laptop “ready” for a workshop. And, while I coach every communicator to take ownership for holding a listener’s attention, it’s hard to command someone’s attention when you’re not the only “communication” in the room.

I had one leader, Mark, raise this as an issue with his group before a workshop, and he asked me if I would talk about it openly in the program.