Technological advancements have been feared in the workplace because of the assumption that they would soon replace men. But anyone who has been working for the last one or two decades has undoubtedly become grateful to the new technology as they have made the work-life more straightforward and more accessible. If the pandemic had hit in the 2000s instead of 2020, most people would have lost their jobs, and we would have been incapable of staying home for so many months. The pandemic would have never stopped because social distancing would have been quite impossible. But in 2020, we had enough entertainment on our smartphones that we could stay in. Most people could safely and efficiently do their jobs from home, which is why the world not only survived but thrived. Here are some of how new technology has revolutionized the workplace.
The Usage Of AI
AI doesn’t need to be intellectually stimulated, nor does it run on fluctuating energy levels like humans, which means that it can automate specific tedious and routine tasks that take the burden off of employees and leave them to work on more meaningful tasks that require creativity. This way, all the monotonous tasks are done, like backing up data after office hours so that employees can leave on time and socialize. It is better to let the AI run these graveyard shifts than disgruntled employees in the long run anyway.
The part of businesses that used to take up hours and days now takes seconds and minutes. We can call up people anywhere globally and coordinate with them on a project efficiently. The payments can be made and received instantaneously as well. People can work their 9 to 5 from home, and the business can still be run smoothly without a hiccup. Companies do not constrain themselves with their locations anymore, and they can hire people worldwide. Small businesses start up everywhere, and they can run without any investments.
Work From… Anywhere!
The most significant impact of technology became evident during the lockdown when so many industries still retained their employees and let them work from home. The products could be bought and sold online. The software and systems were run online from home. This led employees to perform their hours and save their commute time. Even though the companies call back all of their employees to work from the office, there is resistance, and employees are willing to leave their jobs to get a work-from-home position in other companies.
Organization On All Levels
Since employees are working individually at home and different hours, you would think there would be no way to organize everything. But there are software and apps that have been created specifically to keep the organization organized on every level. Employees can log in online in the morning when they start work, corroborate on projects with colleagues and update their progress, get on a call with other employees and clients, write down instructions for subordinates, flag every irrelevant task or mistake, etc. If there is anything that you can do offline, you can do it online. There is an app, program, or service for everything now. You can easily delegate the work you cannot do yourself to another agency at a reasonable cost. Technological advancements have enabled us to realize what is essential in our lives and focus on them.