The uncontrolled need by people to be always on contributes greatly to the chaos we have today.
Lack of real thought given to any
decision so poor decisions multiply.
In the corporate setting I get comments like:
"Why aren't you on IM, I can't find you and I needed to talk to you."
"I sent you an email about an hour ago and you haven't responded."
My response typically is something like,
"You stated you need to talk with me. Yet you
did not pick up the phone and call. Was there really a need or just a
want? Was there any real urgency to this desire to talk with me?"
Of course this doesn't go over well, especially if the individual is
IM, texting, etc has become the new water cooler. Facebook the gossip fence.
While it is true some
real work gets done, more often than not, it is a social catch up, and
while it may not be an entire waste of time, it is seldom positive in
the goal of reaching thoughtful decisions.
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