Technology is Like Chemotherapy
Technology Can Kill You or Save Your Life
So my phone had issues...or I had issues with my phone, however you would like to put it. You cannot go without a phone or with a phone that answers for you without you being able to access the messages....and since I liked my phone I reluctantly went to buy a temporary phone....I was inundated by daily emails from my kids and siblings on "how is your phone?" This is the first time I was on that side of the issue.
How many times have I called an employee or a candidate to only get the message that the voice mail was not set up yet, or the box was full? Or how many times have I left messages that were left unanswered? I always assumed that they did not want to answer...and sometimes thought that they could not answer for one reason or another...I particularly recall one employee who could never fix her phone issues: she indeed had several of them. She evidently did not get the message that communication means matter...How annoying! It was useless to attempt to reach her through her phone. We are in a world where communication needs to be fast and reliable. Phone or internet issues? The bottom line is that the message does not get through, connection is missed, and nobody wins that way...
Go Around it...Let's Move Forward
Same with technology. I have known several employees and employers alike who had the hardest time adjusting to technology changes. So, it is easy to blame the IT guy. It affects their performances, it affects the perception of their businesses - oh! by the way, have you seen these very amateurish "business" websites? ...But I have to say that some business owners are very set in their ways of doing things...Or want to invest only so much...Garbage in, garbage out...some concepts seem to be difficult to grasp...Or "some things never change" as told me a former colleague, recently.
So you learn everyday. And let's smile: when you get used to the new system, it changes again! As for me, I was given a third new phone: it is supposed to be reliable, faster, user-friendly, loaded with apps, newly introduced on the market, sleek looking..oh! all you want from technology that won't kill you! Let's move forward...