4 Phases The Boiled Frog Syndrome

You work hard at what you do, and you're good at it. Very good. But if you let your technology fall behind, things could go bad fast. Getting complacent with bad technology is what we call "acclimation to degradation". Or better known as the boiled frog syndrome. Here are the four phases. At which phase are you?

1

New Network, New Systems (Cool Waters). At some point the computers were new and fast. The server was just installed and the internet speeed was the fastest DSL available. Email flowed easily and all the necessary applications relaibly functioned. Staff felt like they had the right tools to do their job.

2

No Maintenance But They Have a Millennial (Getting Tepid). Lulled into a sense of false security, the network and systems are not maintained allowing them to degrade in performance. When system isses occur staff are referred to the youngest staff member, with the assumption that they would be able to resolve it.

3

Things Get a Little Out of Hand – Tech Guy (Warmer still).The systems, and the network as a whole, have now been neglected so long that they present constant hurdles to the staff, who now feel like they need better tools and support. The Tech Guy they call often takes too long to respond and the fixes never really stick. Morale starts to dip.

4

Not Much Is Invested and Everything Suffers (Rolling Boil). The once new systems are now a collection of boxes held together with band aids and work arounds. The Tech Guy may have installed pirated software in a misguided effort to save money. The staff is constantly frustrated and are very vocal about it.


If you find yourself in any of these phases without a clear guide on how to get or stay in phase one,or what we call the CHIPPER Frog phase, then give us a call today. We can help you get, stay, and make plans to move forward from, there.