Thursday 10 March 2005

Wireless Time Management

Amanda Horne is a Canberra-based consultant and mentor, who helps organisations to develop thriving, positive people and positive workplace cultures. In her recent newsletter she talks about Managing Time or Managing ‘You’ (PDF file). She makes a great point about some of her clients who have an over expectation that getting a palm pilot will solve all their time management problems. While Amanda then goes on to give some tips on 'You' management (rather than time or thing management!), her point reminds me of a short e-zine article I wrote about the people challenges of being always on, always connected:

"If you believe what they say, then mobile phones and wireless computing devices give people the opportunity to live the most wonderful, “unwired life”. For business this is a world where we are constantly connected to the information systems that are increasingly critical to getting work done. No doubt we expect the industry to talk up the benefits of a wireless world, but the trouble with disruptive technologies like this is that we can never be quite sure of the end result. What is clear from looking at the past is that disruptive technologies through out the ages have changed society in surprising ways."

You can download this short article here (PDF, 73KB). This later turned into a presentation at Going Virtual 2004.

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