When it comes to increasing productivity, one might think that only using or incorporating technology in the name of productivity is always the way to go.
Certainly, technology can help speed up the time in which it takes to complete a task. Using a washing machine and dryer to do one’s laundry is much faster than doing the laundry by hand, as is typing up a memo and emailing versus writing a memo and having to mail a package.
To be fair, my question above is a bit of a loaded question, as many tasks that were done on paper by hand are now much more commonly done on the computer (calendars/schedules are a good example). Of course there are certain variables that might influence or dictate why or why not you use technology for certain tasks such as for personal/business use, private versus shared information, and even the learning curve or time it takes to learn how to use something.
Yet, regardless of the technology that is used or available today to complete certain tasks, it might just be that you are more productive in one medium than another. For example, you might be a lot more productive planning a project or brainstorming on paper, but at the same time might be more productive drawing sketches on your tablet with a stylus versus using a pencil and pad.
How about you? What tasks, if any, do you find you are more productive at completing on paper versus the computer and why? Or vice versa?