How Much Real Work Is Done Using Spreadsheets and Word Processing
We have come a long way in terms of the computing devices and the applications that we use today. The price of software for personal use is almost negligible these days compared to 5 years ago. In some ways I question whether we use word processors and spreadsheets as extensively as we used to before.
It used to be that we would create lists for activities, To DO Lists and a whole host of other things besides actually writing reports with word processors and spreadsheets simply because there were not simple viable alternatives. But today sending documents for this purpose is not only old school but terribly inefficient.
I suspect that the next generation of workers, many of whom are already in the workplace will turn to other tools such which are more suited to collaboration and coordinating activities and work leaving word processing and spreadsheets for the more "formal" work of reports and hard core number crunching.
Businesses will no doubt continue to be bastions of Microsoft Office and reasonably so but small businesses should take the opportunities available now to consider what personal productivity tools they provide their employees which are more often than naught cheaper and more effective.
The simple fact of the matter is individuals will use what makes sense to them regardless of what is the formal approved applications. This is especially so in a world where more and more people are using tablets in everyday life.#productivity #wordprocessing #spreadsheets #collaboration