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How Technology Affects Productivity

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Technology is also continuously evolving, and advanced tools are being created to increase productivity and growth.

FREMONT, CA: Organizations, small and big, are constantly looking for new technology to create a business that is more productive, more efficient, and more innovative. The right technology can significantly improve a company’s overall efficiency and performance, as well as improve employee productivity, communication, collaboration, morale, and engagement enterprise-wide. There is a technological solution to almost all problems nowadays, so it is worth monitoring the business’ productivity to figure out where there are gaps. Here are ways how technology can improve business productivity.

• Remote Working

Technology is making employees more accessible, regardless of where they are, is by not tying them down to a company-provided piece of hardware. A policy regarding technological devices is Bring-your-own-device (BYOD). BYOD allows employees to use their own devices for work. This will increase employees' familiarity with their devices, allowing for more efficient work. Employees will also e able to successfully troubleshoot their own devices, reducing the amount of work for IT. Added productivity, and the savings from not having to purchase devices, makes BYOD policy worth pursuing.

• Collaboration

Another method to increase productivity in the workplace using technology is by increasing productivity with a collaboration. A collaboration suite is meant to provide an all-in-one environment where team members can discuss, plan, and execute tasks. These programs also have all the necessary tools in one place, where all parties have access to them. By introducing collaboration suites to business, unnecessary meetings can be eliminated. Firms can also save plenty of time and money while motivating employees to communicate more.

• Long-Term Planning

Another way businesses can increase productivity using technology is by creating a long-term technological roadmap. It is the effects of having a succession plan for technologies in use, which can greatly increase productivity. By planning technology implementation, organizations can begin to train people on the new technologies, deploying the solution piece-by-piece until it is fully in place. This planning also ensures that any issues can be sorted out before fully implementing the new solution.