You mean people right ?

Skorks points out that refering to IT workers as ‘resources’ is quite dehumanising and a little bit insulting.

He suggests the next time someone talks about ‘resources’ at your organisation you should reply

“you mean people, right ?”

I’m totally gonna use that ..

I agree with his point, I think dehumanising everything makes folks feel better (like their organisations are some sort of well oiled money making machine).

The danger I perceive as at least two fold.

i)  Like Skork points out, people don’t like being refered to machine parts.
ii) People are, in fact, not machine parts. Expecting them to behave so is likely to lead to disappointment somewhere down the line.


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