The Latest Technology Allows Workers To Multitask And Accomplish More In Less Time But Also Exacts A Price.
The latest technology has workers working harder and playing harder, “squeezing 31 hours of activity into a 24-hour day. Spend a half-hour listening to podcasts while answering emails,” the article notes, ”and you’ve crammed 60 minutes of work into 30.”
The author acknowledges that such productivity boosts are exacting a price from employees, who are facing fatigue and a feeling of being overwhelmed. The American Management Association has proposed better training in the use of technology “so workers can take smarter advantage of rising productivity.” Workers should be helped to use technology to order and prioritize their work tasks to cut time wasted on cell phones, email and the Internet.
Source: Chris Cobbs, Orlando Sentinel, Jun 5, 2006