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Ahead of the Curve

Wow … a recent post on PR Daily News Feed proclaims that there are ‘5 office trends and technologies that will disappear soon’, according to a LinkedIn survey. Listed are the quaint rolodex, the dinosaur fax machine, the desk phone that ties you in place, tape recorders (anyone remember these?) and standard work hours. According to the post, these office trends and technologies will disappear in five years.

As I read the post, I came to the realization that we are well ahead of the curve – maybe something of a trend-setter. When I started EnSpire Communication, none of these common office standards made it into the mix as the business plan was formulated. When someone asks me to fax something, it is scanned and emailed or simply uploaded to the cloud ready to be plucked. And, I’ve taken careful measures to not get wrapped up in the traditional office phone cord, relying on mobile technology. The last time I used a recorder was 10 years ago to record an especially hateful, abusive boss’s tirade. Certainly don’t plan to have that need ever again.

The nice infographic includes dream office tools and upgrades, many of which I believe are counter-productive to accomplishing anything. But I do kind of like the idea of a clone.

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