5 Ways to Overcome Device Distraction

Putting Down the Device


Determine what a healthy professional relationship with one’s cell phone looks like. Set expectations on how to manage one’s time on a cell phone at work and create awareness around how often emerging professionals are actually on their cell phones. With technology now being an integral part of business, it is becoming grey on how much time should actually be spent on your phone.


  1. Phone Usage Survey / Self Assessment
  2. Pay Attention To Cell Use At Work
  3. Keep It In Your Bag / Pocket – Limiting Physical Exposure
  4. Understand The Tech Dependent Stigma
  5. Choose Times Throughout The Day For Heavy Phone Use

Reflective Questions:

  • What motivates you to keep checking your phone? Find at least three reasons that get closer and closer to the core of what drives you.
  • What would be the four benefits of spending less time on your phone?
  • List three actions you can take to decrease your phone use and be more present in your day-to-day life.

Homework Assignment:

Download the Moment app and track phone usage during a work week. The app will summarize how much time the phone is being used. Learners will then determine if they used their phone more or less than they projected prior to the assignment.

Journal Entry:

Post module activity that highlights the learning from the homework assignment and helps set a course for continued learning application.