It's time to knock technology off its pedestal and put people first in business, says a leading New Zealand technology commentator.
Chief technology officer at OneHQ, Warren Hughes, said people are the business, and people prefer communication that is face-to-face rather than some over-hyped collaborative software platform that promises productivity but delivers complexity.
"It's time to put technology in its place. It should not be front and centre in your business," Hughes said. "Having led pretty big teams, directly and indirectly, I know from experience that technology is marketed for its productivity. However, the things that really contribute to productivity are less tangible like, for example, happy people, flexible hours and flexible workplace locations.”