Posted by malcolmdavis
on June 12, 2007 at 11:51 AM PDT
Have people become too reliant on technology to solve all their problems?
Ditching the Blackberry?
Among other technology use directions, Allan E. Alter recommends ditching the Blackberry.
Mr. Alter is a little behind the times. I made the Blackberry recommendation 3 years ago in a blog called: Planning: Managers need to sell their trucks.
The problem is not the tools (Blackberry), but the misuse of the tool in an everyday work environment. If the proper constraints and process can be applied, then the tool is great. However, when everything starts to look like a nail, then the hammer loses its value and can cause damage. Managers have slowly replaced planning with IM, to the detriment to all involved.