1. John Dickson
    IT Angle

    Productivity Puzzle

    According to this article in the NewYorker productivity is falling

    No mention of IT in the article, but in fact IT is responsible.

    Instead of a few meeting notes we have endless powerpoint slides

    Instead of a sketch on paper we have endless Visio redrafts

    Instead of a quick business letter we have endless reformatting

    Instead of conversations we have endless email chains

    All wastes time

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Well, IT helps us to solve the problems we would'n have without it. But there are policies that tweak performance.

    1. jake Silver badge

      It's not a puzzle at all.

      It's bloat, pure and simple.

      Consider that I can create and print a document using Wordstar or create and print a spreadsheet using Visicalc (both running on DOS 3.3) MUCH faster than I can perform the exact same task(s) using anything that Redmond is currently pushing.

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  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Essential (procrastination) tools

    Why knuckle down to drafting that hideously tedious and meticulous strategic policy document regarding the intricacies of the proposed inter-organisational departmental restructuring arising from the forthcoming merger, when you could comparatively pleasantly while the afternoon away jousting with Office's auto-bulleting?

    1. Sgt_Oddball Silver badge

      Re: Essential (procrastination) tools

      Owwww..... I think I just lost a few thousand brain cells after reading that.

  5. simitch

    yeah! that is essential...

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