Organization follows technology? Lo13366 LO13436

Ben Compton (
Fri, 02 May 1997 09:16:00 -0600

Replying to LO13402 --

Rol makes an excellent point about the relationship between technology and
complexity. . .that is, that technology often allows us to maintain
current productivity standards despite the increase in complexity.

This is something I've never thought of before. Rol thanks for giving me
something to think about for a couple of days.

I've been thinking about the topic of this thread, as well as the thread
itself, and I've reached some new conclusions.

(1) Organization is more important than technology. Technology is
supplemental to, not a substitute for, organization.


(2) Technology is an excellent investment for companies that have a
coherent organization. Then the addition of technology has the potential
of increasing productivity.

What I have seen, over the last view years, are a number of organizations
who have tried to use technology as a substitute for good organization.
Incoherency in organization may decrease and/or interfere the
effectiveness of any new technology.

Benjamin B. Compton

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