Share the Info!
Posted on April 21, 2014 by TNS Consulting Team (via Scott Spayd)
I don’t know if this is a generation or a techno-age thing, but lately I find that we are not sharing computer tips and tricks like we used to. Could this be that we are at a stage where you should already know everything, and if you don’t, you should know where to get the info yourself?
Possibly a certain amount of that is true because a lot of troubleshooting is available at our fingertips, but if there are things the average users need to know within a company workplace, then I believe it is up to the administrative departments to share the info. Our IT department is usually inundated with work and therefore, I’ll wager they are not thinking about teaching “the groundlings”* things they feel we should know by way of pc maintenance. If not IT, then who shares? Maybe it is up to the “groundlings” after all.
As a matter of learning, I think it would be a good idea every once in a while at regular meetings for everyone to take turns sharing a tip. For example: Did you know that the control Y key in the MS Office Suite will copy the last action you made, so that you can easily repeat the same action over and over? But it’s like the clipboard. It only remembers one thing at a time. Personally, I find it pretty handy when doing things repetitively.
With some further study, I’m pretty sure I could put a dollar sign next to the benefits of sharing computer info, tips and tricks with others.
* From Shakespeare’s Hamlet “Speak the Speech” Soliloquy – “O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise.”