Employees working on information management projects sometimes face struggles that deal with two issues: software and communication or personality clashes. On Open Methodology, Phil Simon has decided to discuss the Seven Deadly Sins as they relate to these projects. His most recent post, "The Seven Deadly Sins of Information Management, Part 3" acknowledges that for different reasons, people actively refuse to share information, train employees, or generally cooperate with others.
This article explores the vice of sloth. This 'sin' usually manifests as greed, according to the author.
He informed us of what this looks like in context:
To be sure, on information management (IM) projects, the ultimate effects of sloth often resemble those of greed–i.e., work just doesn’t get done in a timely manner, if at all. Alternatively, work is just sloppy. However, the motivations behind sloth and greed are typically quite different. Greed inheres a certain defiance and even anger. For instance, consider Barry, an employee who isn’t happy that his job is changing. No one asked him what he thought.
Sure, a break in the repertoire of discussion on technological challenges of information management may be welcome. However, the fact is that some project managers may not have employee information greed as their primary concern: there is often a lack of connectors in enterprise infrastructure. Fortunately, there is a fix because PolySpot delivers information straight to each and every user's computer.
Megan Feil, October 12, 2012