The burden of technology

So much time and energy in business is used up faffing around with technology.

Tinkering with formatting in Word…

Building massive PowerPoint presentations for half a dozen words…

Working out where you’ve put it…

Deciding where and how to share it…

Working out whether you’re in Google’s world or Microsoft’s…

Remembering where you were last having a discussion about it…

Working out which of the many versions of the document is the agreed one…

…and all of this instead of talking to each other…

3 thoughts on “The burden of technology

  1. This made me laugh because it’s what happens. I do wonder if there are any stats regarding the increase or decrease of calls between people?

    Picking up and calling certainly would be quicker and there’s no record (in case it’s used against you in future). It also minimises LONG threads of conversations or waiting for someone to respond to your question online which is usually the case.

    My thing is I use “Search” in Bing, which links me to all the work documents across M365. However as Bing is also Microsoft’s search engine, it also includes web searches with that same term so not only am I trawling through work documents, files, posts, etc my attention is also hijacked by it throwing up external sites. So I go down a rabbit hole and lo and behold, time suck at work too.

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  2. If people stopped filling their days up with fiddling with the IT kit, they could work a three day week and a certainly a shorter working day. No one prepared us for the total availability of IT devices. We are still locked in a paradigm drive from the Victorian factory.

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