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“Hey, did you close your rings?” “I got my Peloton ride in so I am feeling pretty good.” “How did you sleep?" "Well, Whoop told me that it could have been better!” Sound familiar t...
“Hey, did you close your rings?” “I got my Peloton ride in so I am feeling pretty good.” “How did you sleep?" "Well, Whoop told me that it could have been better!” Sound familiar to you? Us too.
Wearable tech and fitness trackers—they seem to be everywhere! So, it comes as no surprise that:
“The number of connected wearable devices worldwide has more than doubled in the space of three years, increasing from 325 million in 2016 to 722 million in 2019. The number of devices is forecasted to reach more than one billion by 2022.”
The other night, my husband walked in on me doing jumping jacks in my pajamas. It was 10:30 pm, he looked at me, cocked his head to the side and said, “oh you need to close your move goal.”
So fascinating, the behaviors we change and the things we will do when we are aware! I started to think a lot about this. The rings on my watch, the data from Strava, Google Fit, Oura rings, Garmin, all have one thing in common: Awareness. All of the aforementioned products and services have helped us get more AWARE of our fitness and health levels.
So now that we have all this awareness about our health and fitness levels, where else do we have opportunities to get more aware? And then, what do we do about it?
We Spend a lot of time at work… Shouldn’t we want it to “work” for us?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American works 8.8 hours every day.
That’s roughly 44 hours a week engaged in work on average. Here is the point though- That’s A LOT of time. So here is my burning question. Using our fitness trackers as models, what do we need to get AWARE of at work, so we can IMPROVE?
I asked a friend of mine this very question. She is a mother of 2, project manager of satellite technology, an avid triathlete, former division 1 water polo player and proud owner of most products listed in the introduction. Her answer brought me some clarity.
“To be honest, I think the key is that you have to be conscious about the things that are helping you reach your goal, and what things are causing you to fail. The first step to improving anything, is to first become aware of the things that you are doing.” One thing I learned very early on as a remote employee was that the things that worked well for me to maintain energy was a run at lunch and setting in and out of office expectations for my co-workers. What I am still actively working on is the number of meetings that I attend weekly, it is far too many!”
But how do I know what to change?
But what if you don’t actually know what to change? What’s causing you stress, or if you are in too many meetings? This is where AMPLL can help, and Co-Founder Steve Pao agrees, in fact AMPLL was created with that basic principle in mind. What is measured improves.
When the AMPLL makers got “back together again” the team decided to build a product that helped individuals and teams do 3 things to bring awareness and drive behavior change and growth:
- Get aware of how work and life commitments impact energy levels every day. Check out your battery icon for clues!
- Share how you are doing (energy -wise) with your “inner circle”
- Establish a common way to talk about work energy, work and life environments, and offer support.
Through research and development of the product, Team AMPLL has grown leaps and bounds in our team’s ability to get vulnerable, work through conflicts, and celebrate each other’s wins!
A question for you, if you could measure 3 things at work to improve upon or monitor, like the 3 rings of an Apple watch, what would they be? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Email me directly here.