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We have a SC of 5 and I’m the only one who doesn’t have (or want) WhatsApp. I’m being ‘encouraged’ to install it to enable faster decision-making with fewer emails.
Both of these concern me – I can see it’d be easy to make quick decisions requiring a simple Yes/No response using WhatsApp but what about more complex decisions, those requiring more thought and consideration? And I don’t know if you can keep strata records and download the decisions made in WhatsApp for future reference and for transparency.
As for ‘fewer emails’, my understanding is that once WhatsApp gets going, there can be floods of messages. I came across one research paper which looked at the use of WhatsApp in education and wasn’t reassured about its use (https://eric.ed.gov/?id=
EJ1253088). I also know that while there can be encryption and security issues with applications such as these, this if of lesser concern to me as the message content would not be personal.
Frankly, while I do have and use a smartphone, it isn’t an essential part of my life (you can guess which generation I belong to), nor do I want it to be. To date, I’ve explained to the other SC members that I don’t want to carry my phone around with me in order to be ‘on tap’ to respond instantly and that if there’s anything urgent, they have my phone number. I really prefer the use of emails where there’s opportunity for thought and opinion and, importantly, a transparent email trail. Or am I just being difficult?
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