Over the last year or two I have been looking closely at the trends in the talent management technology market. Things like Social, Mobile, and Gamification. I have to admit that I have been a little skeptical. At some point won't people get tired of being so social? Isn't the laptop already pretty mobile? And when I hear words like gamification, I just want to punch something in the face.
But a few weeks ago my mother came for a visit to attend my daughter's high school graduation party. As we sat around chatting, someone would ask a question like "is it supposed to rain today?" In every case, my mom would whip out her iPhone and say "I can tell you." And she would proceed to thumb her way to the answer.
As it turns out, my mom is an iPhone addict!?!