Reality Check: Computers

Since computers have become a commonplace tool at every level of the work environment – and not just for secretaries and geeks anymore – actual work productivity has gone down.

 

This is partly due to the downtime of servers and the learning curve of staff on software upgrades and/or changes.

 

Partly also because of the way in which computers can automate work – with email having replaced the business letter in Europe and the telephone call  in North America.

 

Information and how we manage it – from what to manage to how best to manage it for recall, retention and building the readable corporate memory.

 

Basically, documenting the people who did the work and how.

 

A technical skill becomes an administrative task as technology changes.

 

so. what we consider to be work has also shifted

 

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