How do we make technology work to our advantage?

To celebrate their 10th birthday, the Institute of Leadership and Management undertook a research project to understand how the role of the Manager has changed since 2001. Read the detailed research findings here.

Enthusiastic as we are at TomorrowToday about all things new, the results were not as uplifting as we might have hoped! Ten years is a long time to have the best recollection, but nonetheless, with two-thirds of managers reporting higher workloads and half admitting to being more stressed, it’s a strong reflection not only of the economic climate but also of a pressing need for change. Nearly a third wished mobile phones had never been invented, which surely represents a tragic misuse of the amazing technology that is now available to us. We can’t ‘uninvent’ – nor should we want to – but with the help of Generation Y and Z, we must grasp the opportunity to harness technology to our benefit in the New World of Work.


0 thoughts on “How do we make technology work to our advantage?”

  1. Susan Mazza says:

    Yes, we definitely need to reinvent how we use the technology available. That includes reinventing the expectations from 24/7 availability and instantaneous responsiveness to something that actually gives us the space to be both independent and productive. Mobile phones should give us freedom and flexibility – unfortunately for many they have become more like a leash!

    1. Catherine says:

      Thanks for your comments Susan – I totally agree with what you say about reinventing expectations. I don’t work for a corporate and have relative freedom in my work life, but I still find it hard to ‘turn off’. But at least I am in control of that choice and don’t have a boss chasing me! It will be really interesting to see how the business world manages this over the coming years. Thanks again and happy Christmas!

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