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Why I’m unplugging



Uncover and learn about complex HR innovation tools and strategies at Accelerate HR from Thailand's largest employers including Agoda, DKSH, Fonterra, FWD, Kasikornbank, Minor Food, Nissan Motor and more.
Happening in Bangkok on 26-27 November, early-bird tickets are still available.

It is no secret I am highly dependent on the internet in nearly every aspect of my life.

So when my managing editor suggested I unplug from the internet for a day as an experiment, I will admit I was hesitant.

The aim of the experiment is to see if people can survive without the internet in an every day working world. This is by no means a complete list, but by unplugging, I will effectively not have:

– Access to social media
– Access to my email (please expect a delay in responses)
– Access to WhatsApp
– Access to information I don’t already have on hand right now

In preparation, I have written down an extensive list of things to do tomorrow which I hope will keep me occupied and distracted. It’s also going to be tough seeing as tomorrow’s Friday, and let’s be honest, I spend a lot of time on Fridays on the internet.

(I also posted on Facebook that I will be internet-free tomorrow, though none of my friends seem particularly convinced or supportive. Thanks, guys.)

Check back on Monday to see how I fared, and maybe I’ll have a couple of pointers for some of you planning to take a break from the virtual world as well.



Human Resources Online is heading to Bangkok with the Accelerate HR conference on November 26-27.
HR leaders from Agoda, DKSH, Fonterra, FWD, Kasikornbank, Minor Food, Nissan Motor and more have already confirmed to speak.
Early-bird tickets are still available.

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