Technology has disrupted many things, among them the workplace. It is business unusual as technology becomes more embedded in the running of many businesses. There are fears that robots will take human jobs but even before looking into the future, the workplace has evolved from what it was 10-20 years ago because of new technologies.
Manual filling systems are a thing of the past thanks to cloud storage from where you can access your data wherever and whenever you need it. The way businesses communicate and hire their staff has also changed, thanks to technology.
Here’s how technology has changed the workplace.
Technology has massively changed the way people communicate on a personal level and at a business level. Workplace communicationhas become simpler, convenient and cheaper reducing operational costs and improving productivity.
Decisions that would have taken several meeting to come up with can now be discussed through emails and video conferencing saving the costs of organizing a physical meeting and the logistical issues involved.
This has led to closer collaborations among individuals and departments who now have faster means of communication at their fingertips. Furthermore, it has also enable big organizations to forge a close working relationships amongst there branches in different regions and countries.
Most companies now handle their entire recruitment process online. They post a job on their company website or at any of the job sites, you apply through a portal and if shortlisted, you have your interviews online too. This has saves costs for both the applicant and the employer.
For a job seeker, you have a lot of resources at your disposal that can help you better position yourself in the labour market. With sites like Iresumecoverletter.Com, you can have your resume and cover letter customized for a specific job application to boost your chances of getting shortlisted.
There are a lot of successful enterprises that have never rented an office yet they still have clients and employees that they manage. This has been enabled by technology.
These days with a virtual private network (VPN) and a stable internet connection, you can practically work from anywhere. You log into your office network and you can practically do everything that pertains to your role but which doesn’t require your physical presence. The internet then becomes your office.
This has opened several opportunities for people to offer their services to anyone across the world. You could be living in England but working on a database for a client in Australia.
Growing your skills and knowledge for the purposes of professional growth has never been easier. These days you can enrol in a virtual university and graduate with a degree that is as credible as any other without stepping into a classroom. You can now learn at your own time and convenience without disrupting your work.
Better yet, you can now grow your skills on the internet through platforms like Udacity, Udemy and many others which offer free courses or at considerably lower fees.