Monday, September 1, 2014

Trapped in Transition

I feel sorry for the generation swooping in behind the Boomers because they are trapped by the Boomer expectations of keeping up, keeping ahead and struggling with the new technologies. Boomer Executives want to be "in the know", on top of everything, in-front of everything and to do this many are emailing and texting in the middle of the night.

Sadly they pass on their anxieties by expecting the underlings to be there answering their emails, texts and voicemail messages at these ungodly hours.

The underlings are trapped!! "Respond or I'll find someone who will!"

The underlings are the ones sent to hear expensive motivational speakers, technology & content experts. You can see the underlings heads down looking at their smartphones in their laps responding to Executive queries.....again & again & again.

Technology is playing into the hands of an Executive group who 40 years earlier were happy with three day turn around on questions. Technology has put its foot on the expectation accelerator.

The new generation of managers and their underlings must learn new techniques for coping or their careers will be shortened by mental or physical breakdowns.

All of this was predicted. Can a new generation find a solution?

Technology Traps by Peter Crabb 10 November 2008 

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