Productivity Aids - Keep’m Simple
In a world where today’s cutting edge “e-wares”
are tomorrow’s dinosaurs, it is sometimes important to sit
back and take things in perspective. Computers, software, telecommunications
systems, pocket planners and the like are only meant to be devices
of convenience and efficiency.
Many of us, however, tend to upgrade to faster systems,
devices with more features, and new versions of software without
analysing just what we’ll get in return. The companies making
and selling these products encourage this with adds suggesting we’ll
get left in the dirt in today’s competitive world without
them, but they’re in the business of unloading products before
they become yesterday’s toys.
In reality, new purchases and upgrades often decrease
effectiveness and productivity while the buyer relearns how to use
them. If upgrading is done too often, one can forever run a catch-up
race and never recover the investment in time or productivity.
Some upgrading and new investments can help us manage
our lives and businesses more effectively, but by asking yourself
a few simple questions, you may save yourself a lot of time and
- Does the current system work well. If so, why fix it?
- Is the new device better than a pencil or something else as
simple. If not, why buy it?
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