Why technology is the future of the workplace

What makes incorporating technology in today’s rapidly changing work environment important?

There are several benefits to incorporating technology into the workplace. TippaPatt/Shutterstock

Modern workplaces are now mostly occupied by tech-savvy millennials and Gen Z employees, which has made the inclusion of technology even more important as reported by technology office Vantage Circle. Cloud-based tools and technology have enabled professionals to participate in workplace activities from anywhere they want via internet connectivity, giving rise to “The Remote Workers” and “Telecommuters.” 

Automation is an essential requirement for a 21st-century workspace, enabling employers to address key workplace issues, such as file management, receipt tracking, report generation, and growth tracking that often hamper employee productivity. Overall, the use of technical tools has influenced human resources around organisations, helping industries to keep up with the fast-paced work culture.

In line with this, as discussed by knowledge-sharing platform eLearning Industry, the use of technology in the workplace is becoming increasingly important in today’s rapidly changing work environment, as companies that fail to innovate and adopt a tech-forward business strategy are at risk of falling behind their competitors. There are several benefits to incorporating technology into the workplace, including streamlined processes with automation, unifying communication channels, and improving decision-making based on analytics. 

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Software company Envoy noted choosing the right office technology is critical for employee productivity and business success. It’s important to involve key stakeholders, define business goals, get end-user input, consider scalability, and ensure flexibility to support remote work. Four must-have types of office technology are safety and security technology (e.g., access control, visitor screening, lighting, cameras, emergency notification), return-to-office technology (e.g., employee registration, desk and room booking systems, workplace platform), hybrid collaboration tools (e.g., video conferencing, team chat, virtual whiteboards, project management), and IT management tools (e.g., asset management, network monitoring, helpdesk). 

When evaluating technology solutions, organisations should focus on proven solutions that align with business goals, reduce operational complexity, and integrate with existing tech stacks. Ultimately, choosing the right office technology requires ongoing collaboration between executives, IT, security, finance, legal, and employees to ensure the technology meets the needs of the business and the people who use it.

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