Old School or Just Stupidity – Workforce Management by Paper

A client of mine hired a new office manager.  I had a conversation with this person that I found disturbing.  It started off with the person saying “I am old school and prefer tracking everything using paper and file cabinets”.  In the most polite way I told this person I didn’t think that was a very efficient approach, but wished them well.  If they really want to go “Old School”, why not use candle light and ride a horse to work (this is what I thought).  I would appreciate getting feedback from anybody reading this.  Have you run across anybody like this lately?  How polite should we be?  To be blunt that person has no business being an office manager for anyone and at the least should not have the last say in business decisions.  This is a prime example of an organization with poor leadership.   This person should be fired so that they can go home and wash their clothes in a creek somewhere.  Am I being harsh?

Obviously, having an Automated Employee Tracking system for managing your workforce’s behavior has these benefits:

  • Quick easy access to information
  • Having historical information such as attendance, Reviews, training, and Recruitment are a must and for must companies is a requirement for legal purposes.
  • How about killing a few less trees not to mention having a bunch of big filing cabinets taking up space.  I would much rather move a computer than a room full of file cabinets.
  • Great reports that give you calculations quickly and the accountability needed to function efficiency.

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Feel free to share your stories regarding co-workers that are old school.  We would love to hear them.  Tell us what you would really like to tell them, but never did out of politeness.  Has anybody had some experiences with old school bosses?  Don’t you just love them?  We look forward to hearing your stories.  Don’t be shy.  Don’t worry nobody ever reads these blogs.