TRY THIS EX­ER­CISE:

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THE GREAT NEWS ABOUT UN­PLUG­GING IS THAT THE BA­SIC TECH­NIQUES IN­VOLVED ARE SIM­PLE AND FREE. HERE’S AN UN/ WORK­SHOP-STYLE EX­ER­CISE YOU CAN TRY ON YOUR OWN TIME, WITH YOUR OWN TEAM, I N JUST HALF AN HOUR: GET SIX OR MORE OF YOUR COL­LEAGUES TO­GETHER, DIVIDE YOUR­SELVES INTO TWO OR MORE SMALL GROUPS AND GIVE EACH GROUP ONE PIECE OF PA­PER WITH A SIN­GLE QUES­TION PRINTED ON IT: WHO IS OUR CUS­TOMER?

HAVE E ACH GROUP S P END 1 0 MIN­UTES WRIT­ING DOWN AN AN­SWER. THEN SPEND 15 MIN­UTES DIS­CUSSING HOW EACH GROUP’S AN­SWER IS SIM­I­LAR − AND DIF­FER­ENT − FROM THE OTH­ERS.

THERE’LL BE NO NEED TO COL­LECT PHONES AT THE DOOR. FROM THE VERY START OF THE EX­ER­CISE, PEO­PLE WILL BE TOO BUSY DE­BAT­ING, ITER­AT­ING AND ACHIEV­ING BET­TER UN­DER­STAND­ING OF THE PROB­LEMS AT HAND TO EVEN BOTHER REACH­ING FOR THEIR DE­VICES.

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