How Does Technology Affect Your Business?

Written on Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Orega-High-Holborn

If you’re looking to evolve your business with technology, consider these 5 ways tech can improve the way you work:

1. Reduction of workplace risks and accidents

Having faster access to certain information such as security procedures and being able to reach colleagues more easily when necessary means that certain workplace accidents can be avoided. Also, the handling and movement of hazardous machines are becoming less frequent, so potential risks are automatically reduced.

2. Re-focusing on what matters

With the decline of paper documents, certain repetitive administrative and commercial tasks are suppressed or optimised by technology. This leaves more time to develop relationships with customers and focussing on the main objectives of the business.

3. Work-life balance

Having access to instant communication between colleagues provides great opportunities for businesses. It allows employees to work more flexibly giving them the freedom and tools to be productive anywhere at any time. This offers a certain comfort since travel time between home and work can be suppressed. New technology also makes it possible for people to make small arrangements during working time to solve personal problem that would have previously required to take a day of leave.

4. Become better informed

The very principle of the Internet is being a tool that brings together various sources of information and is based on the concept of collective intelligence and the sharing of knowledge and skills. This makes it possible to pool resources and compare opinions of others to make your business decisions better informed.

5. Improved access to training

If employees are struggling in certain aspects of their job role such as not knowing how to use a feature on a specific type of software or needing advice on how to implement a new procedure then they can watch tutorials online and read how to guides. There are also several recognised certifications that can be learned online, so employees don’t have to take time away from work to learn new skills and gain accreditations.

Read more about technology in the workplace:

The rise of wearable tech in the workplace 

Is technology at work affecting your health?

 

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