Magazine article Personnel Journal

Hard Cases: Training the Untrainables

Magazine article Personnel Journal

Hard Cases: Training the Untrainables

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"Techno-Crazed," a book written by Michael Finley, offers an unscientific roster of nine types of computer users. These don't define your personality, just your attitude about office technology. Four types do pretty well with technology. The other five, listed below, suffer at its hands. Here are some clues on how to get through to the techno-estranged.

Questers are consummate individualists. They won't only resist group training-oneon-one will even seem oppressive. They tend to be brilliant but a little half-baked. Questers face an uphill struggle. They must master themselves, then deal with technology. Let these people learn by throwing fascinating things their way, like net surfing the World Wide Web. These people need to have fun to concentrate.

People persons are the warm fuzzies of the world, and they tend to relate badly to the cold fuzzlessness of technology. The best way to engage them is by introducing the communicating power of the computer--espicially e-mail. …

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