People go on camping trips for many different reasons.  Sometimes it is to enjoy the great outdoors.  Sometimes it is to spend quality time with family or friends.  Sometimes it is to get away from stress.

I recently came across a humorous new word that illustrates a different kind of camping.  That word is “technocamping.”  The Urban Dictionary defines it as (www.urbandictionary.com):

A vacation from digital technology.  No e-mail, computers, cell phone.

Working diligently is a noble activity.  While so doing, we are usually surrounded by our technology.  Nonetheless, we all need those times when we just disengage from our technology.  Not only does technocamping provide a break from the routine, but we usually come back to work refreshed.  Ultimately, that is good for you, your colleagues, and your customers.

So, when will you schedule your first or your next technocamping trip?

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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