This week we’re talking about social media, overwhelm, Twitter developments and restorative leadership.
The insidious nature of social media
Last week our Senior Designer Charlotte shared an article in our Slack channel entitled Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life. This sparked an interesting conversation in one of our meetings where we all got our phones out to see how long we’d spent on Instagram, and on our phones in general, over the last few days. The results were… confronting. You can expect more from us on this topic as we look at ways to prevent our mobile devices from taking over our entire lives… in the meantime, the article is a very interesting read.
Dealing with overwhelm
This time last week we were all running around organising last minute preparations for our first ever Jago event – as well as still making sure our normal jobs were done and our clients received the same excellent level of service they have come to expect from us. In our weekly meeting, we all agreed that the week was split into pre-event panic and post-event shell shock and by the weekend we were all feeling a little drained! This video from Brendon Burchard, although not specifically about putting on events, gives some great tips for dealing with and even preventing overwhelm – something we all experience from time to time.
The Twitter news camera
We’re interested to see that Twitter is in the process of rolling out a redesign to its camera feature. Now we can access the camera directly by swiping left from the newsfeed (it was previously buried within the “Compose Tweet” option. Here you can capture media and overlay locations, hashtags etc – similar to the functions on Instagram Stories but not quite. Twitter is not launching its own version of Stories, but it is allowing and encouraging users to post more visual content, making the app more appealing to those of us who don’t enjoy opening the app to see a wall of text and hashtags!
21st Century Leaders
The journey to becoming B Corp certified has been more confronting and eye opening than many of us were expecting – in a very positive way. It’s got us all thinking about our own lives as well as how we are as a business. This article from B the Change on Medium caught our attention because it’s about the idea of restorative leadership but contains points and information that can be relevant to all of us in our daily lives.