People vs. widgets

Reader Dennis Lovejoy shared his thoughts on last week’s bit about the modern, high-tech workplace:

“Technology can be a positive, value-added attribute if used properly. Treating people as inanimate widgets to easily dispose of as some companies in Silicon Valley do is not a business model I’d adopt. People want to stay busy doing meaningful work that makes a difference. Many times people remain with a job because of the positive relationships they’ve developed with others at work.

“People are not machines. We have feelings and emotions. We should be spending more time interacting with each other face-to-face rather than via digital communications. Treat each other with dignity, respect, professionally, and fairly. If you do this, your customers will be thrilled with the outstanding service and your business will thrive with loyal, dedicated, exceptional employees.”

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