Fragile to Agile

From Fragile to Agile…

… is tech working for you or against you?

Technology has been a game changer in terms of how we work today … it gives us the ability to work where, when and how we choose.

What is sometimes referred to as AGILE working has been hailed as the answer to getting work life balance but in reality it’s not so simple.

For most people it creates more stress and makes us … in effect more FRAGILE.

Mark is joined by Laura Willis from Shine Offline to explore how you can move from FRAGILE TO AGILE.  You’ll learn 3 practical ways to get your tech. working for you, to help you feel healthier, happier and more fulfilled:

Balance – how you can improve your work life balance
Recharge – what you can do to overcome stress, recharge and reset
Performance – what you can do to be more impactful

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  1. Ben-Reply
    4th February 2021 at 3:12 am

    Amazing advice guys! Can’t wait to implement some of these tips… After relying on my phone alarm while travelling recently, I’m buzzin’ to get the oldschool alarm clock back out again! having a tech free start to the day makes such a difference for me…
    Going to start leaving my phone behind while exercising mindfully on my lunch break again which used to greatly reduce my stress levels…
    I think it might be time to finally block the gmail app after 6pm each day also. Thanks guys!

    • Mark-Reply
      4th February 2021 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks Ben, I particularly like your idea to block your gmail app after 6pm … using technology to help you manage technology. Nice!

  2. Ann-Reply
    4th February 2021 at 3:17 am

    Love this Mark! Some badly needed tips and reminders here.
    I used to leave my phone at home while doing my weekly shop every Sunday. it gave me such a sense of freedom and calmness for at least an hour each week. Don’t know why I stopped doing it. Can’t wait to get back to it and build more tech free time into my life. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Liosa O'Sullivan-Reply
    4th February 2021 at 4:24 pm

    This is one of best videos I have seen on how best to use technology.

    Like Mark I am reluctant to get a further device but how simple just to take your work email off your phone. I used to be in the habit of checking emails only 3 times a day but I had slipped during Covid; back to that!

    I think the big message is that we don’t live in a digital bubble; our digital behaviour really affects others so directly; so it’s great to think my small changes could be a positive for someone else.

    Thank you both.

    • Mark-Reply
      4th February 2021 at 4:34 pm

      Exactly Liosa, don’t cause bubble trouble. I love it!

  4. Natasha Chivers-Reply
    4th February 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Really helpful advice especially in the world of theatre and film… I think the comment about setting boundaries giving other people permission to do the same is useful in those fields of work. People in the arts have pressure to appear constantly inspired and available.

  5. Sue Riley-Reply
    4th February 2021 at 6:52 pm

    I found the idea of leaving the phone at home whilst out walking to be a great idea! Tough to do but definitely something to get used to. A really useful video.
    Thanks so much

  6. Paula Rawlinson-Reply
    5th February 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks Mark, really useful tips and reminders. Love the time boxes and the not using your phone as your alarm clock, will definitely be doing this.

  7. Tobe-Reply
    8th February 2021 at 4:43 am

    Great reminders in here Mark Mulligan. I previously had the same thoughts to you in regards to not taking the mobile phone out with me on walks. Now I take an old mobile without a sim which still allows me to take photos while I’m out and also listen to music I’ve already downloaded.

  8. Ryan-Reply
    8th February 2021 at 4:44 am

    Love it Mark Mulligan & Laura, thank you. I think there are some really useful hints & tips here. I heard something rather interesting today around this: instead of work/life balance, we should look for work/life integration; made me think!

  9. Laura-Reply
    9th February 2021 at 3:22 am

    Don’t we make a lovely couple…! Thanks Mark and thanks to everyone for the positive responses to the video. We can do this. Just be mindful of your behaviour and start with one small change x

  10. Sarah-Reply
    9th February 2021 at 3:22 am

    So needed in hashtag#lockdown3 thank you Mark Mulligan and Laura Willis. Great coaching!

  11. Lynne-Reply
    9th February 2021 at 3:24 am

    What a fascinating conversation that gives us all something to think about. Great that Laura had given Mark some homework to do and what brilliant results. Thanks so much for sharing

  12. Leon Taylor-Reply
    9th February 2021 at 3:24 am

    Nice reminders of the healthy habits we can practice around and with our tech!

  13. Sarah B-Reply
    9th February 2021 at 3:25 am

    Thanks, Mark and Laura, some really great practical tips here to escape the clutches of technology; I’ve already been practising some of them! I really enjoyed working with you both on this video. Great to see it’s resonating with people.

  14. Louise-Reply
    9th February 2021 at 3:26 am

    Some really helpful ideas here. I particularly like the idea of time boxing.

  15. Della Judd-Reply
    9th February 2021 at 3:26 am

    Great video – and something that I need constant reminding of! PUT MY PHONE DOWN!!!

  16. Sarah-Reply
    9th February 2021 at 3:27 am

    Thank you Mark. We all need more Laura Willis in our lives.

  17. Hash-Reply
    16th February 2021 at 7:24 am

    Watching this talk was very timely.
    I was getting annoyed at a colleague who would ping me on Teams in the evening ( sometimes even at midnight). I always knew she had a different work pattern as she has children but I was getting annoyed as I was thinking she was not respecting my personal time.
    Then I started to change my status on Teams at the end of my work day after watching this video…. it is working a treat , gives a clear message I am not available for work.
    Now just need to crack the getting away from the screen during the working day
    Thanks for brilliant suggestions

    • Mark-Reply
      16th February 2021 at 10:20 am

      What a lovely application of a simple principle, thanks for sharing Hash!

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