You may not have been born with so much technology and gadgets around, but the times we’re in demand that we know how to handle technology when necessary. Like you, I’m naturally untechy and I prefer doing things the old-fashioned way, but I’ve had to learn to strike a balance and reap the benefits of technology where necessary. Here are some insights on how to get techy when you’re naturally untechy.
Be willing to try the new
It is possible that you were not born with technology around and so it doesn’t come easy to you. That’s not bad at all, it just means that you’ll have a little bit more of a learning curve. It doesn’t have to be challenging— you just have to be willing to try the new regardless of your strong attachment to the old.
I get that a lot when I’m trying to quickly do a sketch on my sketchbook and someone around me says, “come on, come to the 21st century”. I don’t argue with them. I simply ask, “Hey, what’s the app for doing something like this”— and that’s often how I pick up new tech skills.
Recognize the need and Decide on what aspects of Technology meets that need
Technology has it perks and you don’t have to be a heavy user to maximize those aspects of technology that can help you relate better, work better and manage your tasks more efficiently. For instance, I utilize software like Calendly to set appointments in someone else’s calendar and schedule important meetings. All I have to do is to set my availability so that even if I’m travelling or jumping time zones, my team members will know that it’s not a good time to schedule a meeting or a zoom call.
It is very important that you ask someone to teach you how to handle those parts of technology that you need to use. Because regardless of how beneficial technology might be, when it is used wrongly, it can constitute a nuisance and cause harm.
You have to be conscientious about using technology safely and always consult an expert to tell you which products are good and which are not. And also, malware attacks can harm your businesses and even expose you financially to hackers. That’s why as a naturally untechy person, I let the techy people guide me.
Finally, one of the best things I’ve discovered is that people love helping other people find out what’s best for them. Whether it’s a question you have about the best app to accomplish a particular task or you simply want to try out a new recipe, there is always help or even a product referral close by. We’d love to hear from you. How are you learning to use technology to your benefit? Contact us here