Productivity is the key to business success and the measure by which employees are rewarded. In today’s world work is mainly computer used based. With many organizations forced to offer at least part work from home schedules, the issue of how to ensure high productivity is no longer restricted to the office.
It is important now more than ever that both employers and employees understand the true effect of computer use on productivity. Why is this important you may ask. The answer is that Inherent in computer use experience are the depletions in the body of resources normally used up in activities that involve reading and being in the presence of light. Because computer light is incomplete in both physiological and the unseen soul/spiritual levels it is unable to stimulate and trigger the natural replenishment process that normally happens when this naturally takes place.
The human is coded to connect with and interact with everything else in nature as a whole being to a whole being. Because the computer is not a whole being, this rule is violated with consequences for such interactions.
In addition, vital neurotransmitters that allow us to be emotionally balanced are not fully deployed.
Emotions we feel are not transmitted and so the receiver’s concept of the emotions attached to our writings are self-derived. This is what makes people especially young girls vulnerable to being lured into fictitious relationships that have many times led to the loss of life.
It is what makes cyberbullying so devastating as young people and even adults on and off the job find themselves projecting what they would feel if they were the ones writing to what someone else has written.
Most decisions made based on internet-derived information are therefore based more on perception tan reality even if the facts are right in front of us. It all depends on what we the viewer or receiver would feel if we were the ones writing.
Because of this, many online vendors do a lot of research on what people would feel if their messages come from their target audience. This is what sells on the internet i.e. what I see depends on what I would feel if I was the one posting not necessarily on what the person posting wants to portray.
This is the main reason why people have been able to spread misinformation, radicalize others and so on. They just tap into the imagination of the viewer. In order words, the mind and its imagination is what is used in viewing things online and making decisions.
The depletion and incompleteness of the computer use environment, therefore, makes it difficult to see the other person’s point of view as I can only read my own emotions and feelings. It is all in my mind.
Here are some of the implications for business productivity
Flawed hardened positions: When we go online, we already have expectations. We go looking for something that tells us about what we are thinking and so when we find it because we are unaware we are in a deficient environment, we assume our feeling of okay means what we think is being conveyed is correct.
This may result in more arguments in online conducted meetings and less cohesion in working teams.
When we leave the meeting we all think we are on the same page only to find out everyone really took away different things from the meeting.
In today’s computer-use-dependent work environment, there are many consequences for job productivity as a result of this.
Undetected Flawed decision: Because of the depletions in neurotransmitters inherent in the computer use experience, it is easy to convince others based on emotions rather than based on facts. When we are all impaired facts may not be facts but may seem so. It is only when our plans and decisions fail or the product or output shows flaws that we are able to fully understand the decisions we make. It is more difficult to be open-minded in a computer use based environment since presentations target emotions and feelings. We just look for the facts that match our felling and emotions and choose to accept them as the correct facts.
Delayed Comprehension: delayed comprehension is when we think we understood what we heard and saw and made decisions based on what we think we saw and heard only for it to be replayed in our minds a few hours or a few days or months later and for us to now realize what we thought we understood what not what we understood. This problem increases with computer use dependency.
Empathy: This is most apparent in interpersonal relationships and also when making products that people use. You have to be able to put yourself in the shoes of the person using your service or product or else you become cynical and your products and services will not take into consideration the feelings of your prospect just how you can get more from them. This may work for a while but it is not a recipe for longevity. When it comes to interpersonal relationships on the job lack of empathy is at the root of many of the problems. Sometimes it is even perceived lack of empathy and not actual lack of empathy due to the depletions that make it difficult to get out of me, me, me mode. This is why the generations that grew up with the computer are less empathetic than older generations..
Discerning between right and wrong and good and evil: This discernment occurs in the soul and spiritual levels where most of the deficiencies arising from computer use occur. This discernment issue is why we have most mass shootings starting from internet musings. It is also why we have more misinformation and polarization in various groups and countries. It leads to chaos. That is because discernment is given to us by our maker. It is the reason why more computer use has led to so much chaos globally and people think GMO food is good, that space travel which is the main reason for global warming is okay, why people think they can change the code of nature or try to sell evil to our maker as good and so on.
We are all beginning to learn the limitations of trying to impose artificial things into nature. We are realizing that nature cannot be changed by humans and that indeed we have a maker and that indeed the earth carries us and has a choice..
The best thing is to use computers for what they are good for providing information, data entry, and analysis after the entry and analysis and the presentation. In a business setting, after all these, another meeting needs to be convened without computers i.e. with everything printed on paper in a well-aerated room where there are only the hard facts as used to be the case in years gone by.
You may wonder if that would take more time we are trying to save time with the computer. That is the intention however the computer does not necessarily help to save time. It cannot think like humans it is a machine subject to more manipulation than the human mind and which depends on the quality of the inputted data and the inputted code/script that analyses the data.
Some have tried to resolve this problem with more computer exposure through artificial intelligence. However artificial intelligence will destroy the mind if you try to let it tell you what to think. It should only be used for guidance not for the actual work of thinking. You will find your brain, mind, and heart feeling damaged.
As one can see, it is easy to assume you will save costs by computerizing most things. The truth is you may actually find yourself hiring more people, A new set of People who can now monitor the computer, study its analytical results and try to further analyze, and so on. This is why there are so many layoff as organizations find their people load rises rather than falls when they computerize. The more technology, the more people are needed but trained in a different set of tasks. It means all you do is change the skill sets of your employees.
You also cannot go fully paperless. If you do it will only be for a while until errors occur and you have to try to find the error and fix it manually then you find you have to have paper records to collaborate the computer data entry.
Overconcentration leading to intermittent memory loss: Computer use involves a lot of ever concentration and over-absorption into the task at hand so much so that many do not answer when being spoken to and just continue to stare at the screen instead of looking up.
This overabsorption also causes overuse of scarce resources. This is why when one gets up from sitting in front of the computer, one immediately notices the difference. One feels lighter. This overconcentration is why computer users find themselves being forgetful of times.
Indeed intermittent forgetfulness is inherent in computer use. It is one of the effects and can easily be misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease and medicated with dire consequences as some people actually suffer serious forgetfulness from computer use. A good computer-free vacation will begin to restore such memory losses but if time off for recovery is not practiced it can become prolonged and resemble Alzheimer’s disease and be misdiagnosed.
Intermittent short-circuiting: This can happen if breaks are not taken and for example on jumps from the computer to the cellphone and then to the TV and iPad for the whole day.
If this goes on day in and day out, the heart which is an electrical organ can suffer information overload and short-circuiting which can result in all sorts of negative consequences, especially for decision asking and interpersonal relationships with the inability to handle dissent or criticism destroying corporate workflow. It can also result in dizziness and aneurysm or even stroke which is now even seen in kids.
Because computer use is addictive many people brush aside the discomfort they feel. This is dangerous as it can lead to twitching of facial nerves and even mild aneurysms, strokes, panic attacks, heart and lung murmurs, and palpitation as computer use depletes many resources such iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, B and D, and so on.
Depletions caused by computer use only really get resolved through food and lifestyle changes including avoidance of all chemicals and not medication.
Vision Issues: Just as vision problem affect academic performance and excellence, it affects work productivity as we use our eyes to read. Reading is an intricate part of decision making, business planning, management, operations, and virtually every aspect of enterprise activity. Our eyes bear the brunt of the negative impact of the incomplete light we are exposed to in computer use. Our eye nerves can get damaged or infected from the toxicity of the computer light and the heavy mineral such as lead that are used in the production of computer hardware.
Sedentary position: Because we are mainly stationary during computer use, it means most of our body muscles are stationary for long periods of time. This leads to discomfort that can manifest itself in irritability and the inability to carry out good work relationships. The lack of motion results in diminished muscle activities with resultant aches and pains over time if time is not taken to exercise