Workplace productivity: How technology can be both friend and foe

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 3:41 a.m.

    I hope that every middle manager and business owner and government head is reading this article and I am a complete believer in what being said here.

    I like technology but not when it comes to human interaction and communications within a corporation. Technology has been the downfall of many large corporations who embraced it as convenient and job eliminations they thought would save them money.

    When I was working for a large international corporation of a multitude of departments who interactivity supported each other embraced the simple service of voice messaging and interoffice emails did shut down multimillion dollar production lines. It meant they could fire 100's of the division receptionist/secretaries making $20,000/yr, whoopee, manager bonus time.

    What they didn't realizes or want to accept is that voice messaging and email communications shut down the whole company and its production every time important production calls were put on voice mail. In the mean time 200 paid employees are shut down for hours waiting for emergency response actions. Idle 1-200 employees is not cost effective.

    Remember, technology is a "tool" that must be regulated in home, business, and government.