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Keep Yourself (and your Kronos system) Optimized

June 24, 2016

Surprising Book FactsEditors Note: When this post published, one of my Facebook friends (a librarian!) challenged the infographic. I dug in a little more and discovered the author of it had since done a mea culpa acknowledging his bad research (as I am now). The theme of the post holds true. We and the technology we rely on can all improve over time.

Early this morning I almost spit out my coffee when I read some of these stats on Facebook.

“42% of college grads never read another book after college.”

What? Who are these people? Did they completely lose their desire to learn once they left school? It’s like they graduated believing they were all set; that they had optimized themselves to perform at their best forever. So a kid graduating in 1980 with a computer science degree who was a COBAL whiz didn’t pick up a book since then? I have to think they’re no longer employed. OK, sure, they could have learned other languages online, but you get the point. How can any professional think they can just “set it and forget it” after college and progress in their career? That stat just blows my mind, but some of the others are also distressing.

If you think about it, and I do, the same thinking holds true for an enterprise software system. An organization invests significantly to configure and deploy technology. Does it make any sense for them to believe the initial configuration and deployment will still meet their changing needs at any time in the future? No, it doesn’t. Over time, people, process and technology all change, and if you don’t change with them, well, you won’t be progressing either. In the case of workforce management, this excellent article helps to explain the idea of keeping your system optimized. “Three Strategies to Optimize Workforce Management Technology” was written by former Kronite, Tim Manhardt, and published in HR Tech Outlook magazine.

Note: Tim still reads books.

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  1. ffaubert permalink
    June 27, 2016 2:51 pm

    I have over 400 books on my Kindle. No, I haven’t been in a bookstore (new) in the last 5 years. Doesn’t mean I haven’t been buying books. Welcome to the digital age.

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