Over the last few years, digital technology has dramatically changed the way information and communication flows through organisations. In a very short time we have gone from an information drought to an information flood and many leaders are struggling to keep up.
The paradox of technology and productivity is that technology is making us both more productive and less productive at the same time. We can work faster at a personal level but the increased productivity of others means that we have more information to get through, and subsequently more work to do.
Many leaders are feeling stressed and overworked as a direct result of the information load they are now managing. They are spending more time managing emails and reading reports and as a result have less time for the things that matter, whether it be devising and implementing strategy, time spent with their team, or even time spent with their family.
As the speed of technology driven change continues to accelerate, there is no better time for organisations to revisit how they use their technology.