you might think that we are anti-tech, but actually, it’s quite the opposite… we love tech!
In fact, tech plays a key part in our lives; our founder Steff is a director at a UK technology company and all of the techtimeout team work remotely. We rely on technology to collaborate, communicate and, quite simply, to do our jobs.
But, we also know that you can have too much of a good thing. Our experience and research tells us that our relationship with technology has the potential to become problematic, if it’s not already. Stats show that UK adults spend over 6 hours every day on tech – that’s over 90 days, or three months per year!
And that’s where we come in, we’re here with tools, techniques and support to help you, your family and your business look up, log out and take a break.
Tech has been and always will be a key part of our lives.
As one of the directors at Six Ticks – a UK based software and website development company – Steff has spent the majority of her working life connected to a phone or laptop.
But, after years of working long days at a computer, moving from computer to the TV, and watching Netflix whilst mindlessly checking her phone, she realised it was time for a conscious uncoupling with tech.
This is when Steff started to look closely at the nation’s relationship with technology. She herself started to trial ways to become more tech conscious and then rolled out practices within her own business and received refreshing results and feedback.
After lots of research and a partnership with our lovely psychologist Lisa, the true impact of our technology usage has become clearer. We’ve found that most people aren’t happy with the amount of time they spend connected to technology but they don’t have the tools or know-how to change it.
This prompted Steff to develop the workplace programme, tools and resources that we offer today. These services have made a positive difference to a range of individuals and businesses across the UK.
We’ve all got different relationships with technology. What’s healthy for one person, may not be healthy for another. We’re here to give you the tools to define what’s healthy for you so that you can create a tech/life balance and thrive both personally and professionally.
We have a big vision - we want to change the way individuals, families and businesses use tech and we feel our work is more important than ever.
Technology has opened up a new way of working and allows for 24/7 connection. Home working is on the rise and technology is continually evolving. These changes are exciting if individuals and businesses have the tools to embrace them in a healthy way, to support wellbeing and productivity.
We’ve got lots of plans in the pipeline on how we can make a positive difference to more and more people across the UK – watch this space.
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what are people saying
We truly believe in the benefits of techtimeout, but don’t just take our word for it.
"The concept of being addicted to technology isn't something I'd particularly thought about previously. We all use tech in the office and we have innovated utilising technology across the business which has pushed us ahead of the curve for years. However techtimeout has given us a new appreciation of some of the negative impacts of technologies and how we can adapt our practices to be more mindful of these adverse effects."
Managing Director, National Hometyre Group
"The concept of techtimeout and the support around it has helped my team enjoy a healthier relationship with technology. In particular I’ve found our meetings are now more focused and more productive"
Managing Director, FBC Manby Bowdler
"We spend too much time living through technology rather than connecting in real life. It's lazy and it distracts you from fully experiencing what is happening in that moment. And none of that is good for our mental health."
Lead Clinical Psychologist