Inspiration for this post:
Fancy technology makes things easier. Turn the device on, do your thing, hear it beep, slow down/speedup/alter behavior, finish, plug it in, look at data, change human behavior, repeat cycle to engrain changes.
That’s the goal and it’s not happening.
Lack of engagement and poor communication.
Technology helps all of this you say (with strong convictions) and yet it really doesn’t unless the user, an animal, makes those choices. It’s mind-boggling to see the monies spent on new technology before investing in the people that are suppose to use, administer and/or interrupt the data. Does it help if you spend thousands of dollars and yet invest in nothing to either train people to effectively use the equipment/assessment protocol/etc or to, and call it crazy-talk, to “employ” the correct person to be involved? Then, the next questions is, is the person adequately supported to make true connections (which is another discussion altogether)?
At the end of the day it comes down to the little things and that is establishing and building personal relationships…
…and sometimes it helps to go “old-school” with paper and pencil and effective engagement and communication to establish strong relationships.
Quit being fancy and get crap done by asking some simple questions:
“How can I build better relationships?”
“What is the big picture goal?”
“Where are we currently?”
“How do we close the gap from where we are to where we want to be?”