Increasing productivity is usually viewed as a human-centric activity. Most businesses think in terms of increasing the productivity of people. Government statistics even measure productivity in terms of units of work per capita of the workforce. No wonder we think in terms of increasing the productivity of our workers. The term “workers”, as used by many large corporations today, tends to dehumanize the people who are doing the work; they become just another tool whose output is measured in units of work per tool.
The reality is, that in these days of corporate downsizing and lean staffs, most people are already doing about as much as they can. They are working harder, working smarter, putting in more hours, and using computers and other office technology to do more than they ever have before. Productivity in the U.S. continues to rise, although very slowly. The U.S. is already one of the most productive countries in the world. A new approach is needed if productivity is going to increase significantly. It is time to start thinking in terms of increasing the productivity of the tools used in todays business office.
The last really significant productivity increase in the office was in 1981 when the original IBM PC was introduced. Within a very short period of time, many offices, both large and small, had added a PC to do some specific task. Over time, many of those PCs began to be used for additional tasks. As each task was added to the PC’s workload, the user, after an initial period of learning, became more productive at those tasks.
Use of the most powerful tools available is key to increasing the productivity of your computers. Warp – in all its incarnations as a stand-alone, as a client, and as a server – is the most powerful tool you can have on your computer.