When you take into consideration the type of communication technology people use in their everyday business environment, it is easy to see how businesses are able to flourish and grow. The use of emails, online faxing, text messages, telephone communication, scanning and accounting software has made it that much easier to do business, in a manner of speaking the evolution of business technology has made communication almost instantaneous.
With the implementation of Smartphone’s and other mobile devices, it became possible to conducted business from virtually anywhere, eliminating unnecessary traveling to complete simple business tasks.
The advancement of business technology has given birth to enhanced business productivity in the workplace; technology has made it possible for employees to be more efficient i.e. complete work tasks in a quicker timeframe. In the past it took several attempts to send a single fax, this required employees to be away from their work station for prolonged periods of time. With the implementation of technology such as email, online faxing and Smartphone scanning most business task can be completed without an employee leaving his/her desk!
As great as these advancements may be they come with their own set of disadvantages, in the past saying you didn’t receive a fax was a perfectly viable excuse, nowadays with technologically advanced devices such as Smartphone’s a speedy response to faxes and emails are expected. Although technology has made it seemingly easier to undertake business it hasn’t done much for stress levels.
The best way to implement new technological is to take employees into consideration, there is no way that an employee that is over worked and stressed can function at peak performance, that being said ensure that employees receive proper training and work in a pleasant work environment. A happy worker is a productive worker!