Seth Godin has written a wonderfully concise blog post entitled “Doing More vs. Doing Better” in which he suggests that, rather than asking people to do more, “the most important and difficult form of management (verging on leadership) is to encourage people to do better.” (Read Godin’s post HERE.)
Godin’s point about leadership relates well to a conversation about leveraging technology, too. When tech tools make our lives easier – when technology helps us to be more productive, more efficient, better – then I’m all in favor of adoption and implementation.
IF, however, embracing technology feels instead like “one more thing we have to do” in order to meet management’s expectations here at school, then I’m skeptical about whether additional requirements are worth trade-offs in terms of time and faculty morale.
I’m willing to work through “growing pains” related to technology implementation rather than pass judgment on “more vs. better” in a blink…