Information Overload

The ever changing dynamics of this world took a drastic turn when the technology era came about.  Many believed that this era would come and go just like the many innovations the world has had throughout the years.  What made this technology so special that is has risen to the realms it has within our world? Ease of use, ability for web searching and research, instant communication, and ease of personal and business connections.  These are some of the reasons why technology has made an impact in our everyday lives.  These reasons along with the advancement of socio-technology has enabled many leaders to successfully manage their business, employees, and products. Looking over business plans and ideas, being in constant communication with staff, and analyzing productivity can all be done through a singe device. Though this can be seen as a benefit to many, the constant overload of information brought through these devices can also damage the overall operations of companies.  When leaders and management rely on this technology on a daily basis it causes them to lose confidence, person-ability, connections, and direction.  Think of the times you are in meetings or having a discussion and the individual is on a device.  The device causes a disconnect between you and the individual and brings new sets of emotions into the equation.  The ever constant changes within technology also cause you to use valuable time updating software or educating yourself on the uses.  As a leader or manager, you are responsible for regulating the guidelines and use of this technology within the workplace.   Through proper management and education, this technology can become a productive part of your workforce through processing information, analyzing data, increasing communication, and productivity.  When seeking answers to problems with business or relationships rather than looking through a device, look into God’s word.  James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (NIV).

The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.  ~ D.L. Moody

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