Business Overwhelms LO12918

BJ Danylchuk (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 21:27:20 -0500

Ethan wrote in LO12901:

> The one area I notice which continually is left out of the systems
> map is the function of computer technology. I'm amazed at how many
> people opt for long meetings, detailed voice messages when a simple
> email can ask a question, give an answer or provide perspective.
> Could it be people avoid writing? Could it be people do not want to
> use the technology for value added activities. Could it be time in
> motion is valued more than results?

Could it be that some people are not literate enough to use e-mail -
either/both computer literate and language-literate? For these folks (the
invisible in our increasingly tech- and language- literate environments),
hanging on to the tried-and-true face-to-face meetings is a matter of

This is just a thought...but if it's even half-true, it leads to a
different set of solutions...

BJ Danylchuk

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