By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands
“Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide. Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system.”
This is how former HP CEO Carly Fiorina looks at technology, and I think it’s safe to say that the same can be said about planning. Is technology the best platform for keeping calendars and notes, or is a paper system your best bet? Like Carly said, it’s neither.
Certainly, all of us have a preference or system of planning and organizing that works best. In fact, many people who say they are completely digital in these respects may not realize that written notes, reminders and to-do lists place them in the “paper” category as well. Herein lies the dilemma when choosing a planning system: Do you want the flexible nature of paper planning, or are you enticed by the speed of digital solutions?
Why not simply use both—it’s what we like to call a hybrid. Continue reading