The Culture of Availability

This is a 3 minute TED Talk by Renny Gleeson about an emergent ‘culture of availability’ – a culture that doesn’t just allow or enable always-on connectivity, it expects it. The more connected we CAN be, the higher the obligation/expectation to reciprocate when someone seeks to connect with us.

Consider the “acceptable lag” between receiving a voicemail and returning a call, receiving an email and replying, receiving a text message and replying or receiving a direct tweet and replying.

With all this connection comes the danger that in our mad rush to be everywhere, we end up nowhere. That the technology we use to connect, actually separates and isolates.

(Note: There are a couple of instances of possibly inappropriate language.)

David has been a systems thinker most of his life. He has started three businesses as well as designed and developed systems and processes in existing organizations. He has a Doctorate in Leadership and has also done additional post-graduate work in communications.

He has also pastored 3 churches and loves to think about, write about and podcast about scripture, theology, and leadership.

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