Tech Workers Work More, Produce Less

from the that-can't-be-good... dept

A study of technology workers shows they’re working longer hours, while being less productive. This can’t be a good trend. A lot of it seems to be due to increasing complexity of projects, combined with the increased worker mobility. So, a longer period of time needs to be spent on training, and bringing new workers up to speed. The report also points out that technology investment is going down, and companies are less willing to bet on “productivity improving software”. This is a very bad sign, in my mind. While many companies have been tricked into deploying expensive solutions that never returned much, if it scares companies off from real productivity improving products, it could hurt the economy quite a bit.

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