Technology is Not a Substitute for Critical Thinking

Technology is central to our daily lives. We rely on it. We embrace it. Many of us can’t live without it. Businesses employ new technology, often as early adopters, in an attempt to increase productivity, stay ahead of the curve, and compete effectively.

But business should remain vigilant and take care to avoid the risks that come with the territory. Technology, after all, can be a crutch. A tool of avoidance, the culprit of lost focus, an excuse for not taking care of other things. The addictive nature of technology is such that some workers seem unable to function without it, their ears and eyes tied to mobile phones, their minds firmly fixed on endless streams of content, their fingers scrolling, swiping, typing until they clench and ache.

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