Technology of Avoidance?

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My friend Leigh Marz of the coaching/training team Leading Spirit and her colleague, Julie Davidson-Gómez, have written a series of very informative posts on how organizations can slide into using technology to erode teamwork and how to get out of that: The Technology of Avoidance: When Bad Habits Happen with Good Technology.

Still, there is a great deal that leaders can do to minimize technology-related disruptions and maximize technology-driven benefits.

Despite new technologies and the increased acceptance of telecommuting, there are some who fear and resist it, assuming that not being in the office will harm productivity. Obviously, if people are professional and focused on producing results, productivity is not jeopardized. But it takes clear and candid acknowledgment of the issues, covered in this post, to make sure that every member of the team performs effectively.