Now, of course, we haven't had a killer productivity technology in a while, like when we went from typewriters to computer or the web. Some of it could also be a lack of investment -- companies believe that we are productive enough or that the potential gains aren't a high enough ROI -- understandable.
Now, the really interesting part is that some argue that technology is to blame for the deceleration and drop in productivity. Facebook, Twitter, online games, anyone????
The study makes a good point: "Workers have never been so inundated with information and communication technology, but “a lot of tech out there isn’t having as big an impact on what we are producing,” House said. “We’ve got our smartphones and lots of apps, but how much that increases our output seems to be a bigger issue.” House wouldn’t speculate on how much time workers waste on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms, but acknowledged, “There might be some of that going on.”
I think we have really big productivity gains to make in IT with software development and business analysis in particular. How are you becoming more productive? How's social media affecting your productivity?