Lud-dite – noun
a member of any of various bands of workers in England (1811–16) organized to destroy manufacturing machinery, under the belief that its use diminished employment.
At our core we believe that technology can, and does, make a difference. And yet, we also have our fair share of luddites.
I’m not talking here about the sceptic who doesn’t see any value in the latest innovation; I’m talking about the person who fundamentally disagrees with the premise that technology can make a difference.
I have to profess that this is something I don’t understand. Why would you want to work for an organisation that delivers a product that you don’t believe in?
When I visit customers I find the same thing; people who are working within the IT organisation who don’t believe that they are making a difference to their business customers.
Why would anyone choose to work in an organisation, or within a position where you are responsible for something that you hate?
I’m not expecting any answers, I’m just intrigued.