Letters

10/06/2003
Reduction in the work forceYou commented that the number of editors in 1961 was 45 and that now you have only 18 (OGJ, Sept. 8, 2003, p. 17). This 60% reduction in the number of people doing roughly the same amount of work is symptomatic of our industry. Computers have increased individual productivity immensely. Reductions in the workforce have followed the individual productivity increase.However, the work load of the remaining individuals is so much greater that many barely have time to think through the problems that must be dealt with. I see dozens of explorers who spend more time making PowerPoint presentations than working their data. Many of the younger explorers are computer geni...
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