I love my smartphone. Normally, I’m at the head of the curve when it comes to adopting new technologies. But I was worried that a smartphone might intrude on my work-life balance. Was I ever wrong!
Because of my smartphone, I’m spending far less time at the computer. I can go for a walk and weigh up a strategy, campaign or problem, rather than sitting at my desk. I can go for a bike ride in the middle of the day, answer my email, and head back home.
My kids are happier. I can check messages while I’m making dinner and talking to them, rather than heading off to the computer.
I can check messages – and answer them – while I’m waiting around at the bank, grocery store, doctor, dentist and other places.
I can read the newspaper or an ebook at a park bench, while waiting in my parked car or even lying in bed.
If I’m heading to a meeting with a client, I can pull up their website, LinkedIn details or other information just moments before I get there.
And those are just some of my business reasons!
How about you? Do you love your smartphone?
Offsite resources: Definition of smartphone, from Wikipedia.