Technology can make tasks easier, but it doesn't make our lives easier or happier. In fact, it often makes things more complicated, less safe and more stressful.
Time is precious to freelancers. Admin is a pain in the arse. By this, I mean the admin that employees can often avoid, through having a specific department within a company to deal with things on their behalf. Most of us don't have the funds to use a virtual assistant, although I've been tempted. In... Continue Reading →
A manager who consistently offers to deal with things on behalf of employees will have very little time left. A manager should help employees deal with monkeys themselves. In doing so, the manager retains control of their own time. Gradually, the employees become more able to take responsibility and take care of monkeys on their own.
In general, the concept of being more thoughtful about our use of digital tools is a good step, I think. It’s important that we all take time to evaluate our use of digital devices and applications and consider whether they are doing us harm or good; whether they are bringing the benefits that we think they are, or are actually causing us harm.