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Don’t Flush Up with Your Blackberry

Posted by Kristin Arnold on April 19, 2008

 

Guy DuBois, Vice President of Operational Technologies and Solutions for Raytheon Company’s Intelligence and Information Systems business doesn’t have a blackberry. And it’s not because he’s a Luddite either. He sets aside a few hours each day to answer his emails. But he refuses to carry a blackberry.

Why? Because Guy wants his team to be proactive, to make on the spot decisions without always having to check in with him. PDAs – whether it’s a blackberry, palm or Q create 24/7 accessibility that may hamper effective decision making at the lowest level. Guy says he doesn’t want his people to “flush up” their decisions to him.

Question: Are you managing your email or is your crackberry managing you?