Today is St. Patrick’s Day — which means chances are you’ll bump into people wearing green and, perhaps, sporting an iconic symbol of Ireland (and luck!): The four-leaf clover.
Fun fact: It’s no surprise this botanical oddity is considered lucky. There are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every four-leaf clover.
Which got us thinking: What makes us feel lucky in the workplace?
Certainly, as the digital age takes off, we’re presented with better, faster, and easier ways of doing just about anything. Out of milk? An app will tell you. Want some more? There’s a button for that.
And although we would never pass up a horseshoe, a rabbit’s foot, or a unicorn (the kind with a horn), we believe some of the luckiest things aren’t necessarily flashy, or mythical, or even rare. Rather, it’s the freedoms and conveniences we experience on a day-to-day — often as a result of technology — that make our lives more dynamic and enjoyable.
Here’s a few lucky things the digital age provides us:
It’s no secret that some of us spend too much time glued to our devices. But what’s often overlooked is how much extra time our devices have given us. DocuSign is just one example of technology that provides dramatically increased efficiency — whether you’re a 5-person small business, an enterprise, or a parent getting their kid’s permission slip signed (just in time).
“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” — Oscar Wilde
Perhaps a bit bleak, Mr. Wilde, but we get your point. Thankfully, technology has made it much easier to keep our finances in order. More specifically, solutions like DocuSign help to reduce the costs associated with paper, courier services, and mailing.
Technology has found many ways to eliminate the hoops we jump through: From autonomous cars to drone delivery service to contact lenses that measure blood glucose, some our most-loathed chores are no longer causing us headaches. And paperwork (or lack thereof!) is no exception.
So there you have it: Some of the reasons we consider ourselves grateful for the power of technology and all the great minds who make innovation possible. Because although we will always have a soft spot for wishbones, rainbows, and the number seven, we’re convinced that with determination and innovation, you can make your own luck.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.