Blackberrys Rule

August 30th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

A while ago we made a decision to give as many people as reasonable a Blackberry.  Now the cost conscious out there will argue that this is a waste of resources, however i think for what is a relatively small investment ($800 for the handset and ~$35 per month for the plan) it meant that the team members were able to become more productive and in their own time.  What we also noticed was that people embraced the new technology and also the freedom it gave them.  Often people could go home to attend to their kids but were able to stay in touch with what was happening in the office. 

However there are some tricks of the trade.