Add to this list the many very confident ‘thought leaders’ and ‘gurus’ in this space who make quite extravagant claims as to how their product will impact your ability to get everything done.
Modern working life often involves over- flowing email inboxes, colleagues and clients across multiple time-zones, flexible working arrangements, far too many meetings for anyone’s liking, and the need to invest and manage a plethora of internal and external relationships.
Many of the things we initially found to be useful tools (e.g. email) have revealed their darker side and become more of a nuisance. The flexibility that some employees enjoy can mean more work for others. The 24/7 operation of so many businesses means the boundaries between work and home are becoming ever more blurred.
It’s time to take another look at how we work.