There is one thing that is constant and that is change. It is no different in the workplace. As new technologies emerge, new ways of working also arrived. In the last few years, the workplace has changed dramatically. More people than ever before work from home, at least part of the time. Mobile technology has enabled teams to collaborate from around the world. E-learning technologies have helped more professionals to develop their skills on the job than ever before.
So what’s in store for the next few years? Let’s take a look at a few ways that technology has changed the way we work.
Changes in the way companies hire people.
Thanks to technology, we have begun starting to look at people not just by a paper resume, but by the brand image that they create for themselves. This brand exists on social networks. This is very critical for certain positions for companies as they will continue to measure a person’s value by their online influence. Companies are also turning more and more to technology tools to screen and assess candidates long before they even bring them in for interviews.
Changes to the methods people use to collaborate.
Meetings are simply not just meetings anymore. No longer are people stuck in stuffy conference rooms together. Instead, technology has enabled teams to collaborate and meet with each other virtually using a variety of methods. From webinars to teleseminars, people are able to connect on demand which enables companies to make quicker decisions and make more use of meeting time.
Changes to the way people prioritize work vs. personal time.
The millennial generation, which now encompasses the largest portion of the workforce, is leading the way towards more work-life balance. By tapping into technology tools, millennials are able to transform the workplace from former workaholic zones to productivity areas. They value their personal time above work time, therefore when they are at work, millennials are more apt to get things done.
Changes to the ways we work with customers.
Additionally, companies are better able to handle the challenges of working with clients by using technology. For example, many companies have now turned to social media and live messaging technology in order to quickly and effectively address customer concerns publicly. Social media is also used by many companies to foster positive client relationships and create brand loyalists.
As you can see, technology has changed many things about work as we know it and will continue to do so long into the future. Want to know how technology could help in your workforce? Contact Advance Staffing Solutions today!