How Has Technology Changed The Nature Of Work?

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The beautiful St. Louis, Missouri was host to the 2019 International Convention Last March. Much of the city’s history, art, and culture were presented to the participants to showcase the city’s pride. St. Louis is home to several reputable writers, including Maya Angelou, Marianne Moore, and Mark Twain. Additionally, the convention displayed the many works of progress in the city, particularly the railroads and other well-known infrastructures. Manual work – through the use of one’s hands and his brains – was also celebrated during the event. To further highlight this, questions were posed on how people do work nowadays, with the advent of digital technology. Has work become faster yet compromising quality? Have working conditions and relationships changed? How has technology changed the way people work and the nature of work itself?

Team Work Is Easier

Online communication devices have allowed employees to work closely even without staying in the same place. Through video conferences and group chats, a collaboration of ideas and insights is made possible. Work progress can also be easily monitored by using software tools to track conversations between employees and customers as well.

Work Is More Productive

Employees today have the opportunity to get more work done through the help of digital tools in the field of communication, business, and manufacturing, among others. It used to take hours just making reports and inventories, but now with the help of technology, these things get done within minutes. Payments, propositions, and other paperwork get quickly transmitted to clients all over the world.

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A Change In Office Culture

Because a lot of people can choose to work in their homes or wherever they feel comfortable staying, employers are always finding ways to persuade workers to work in their offices, thus, offering them incentives and other add-ons that would not have been provided before when working remotely was impossible. Now, employers need to work, too, to keep their employees drawn to their offices. In many countries, people can go to workspaces or hubs that they can rent so they can work from there rather than report to their office.