As companies compete, the productivity of your team could be the difference between success and failure. Fortunately, advancements in several areas of technology have helped make our work forces more efficient than ever.
1.) Increased comfort and health
Your standard office chair is part of the workplace of the past. The science is clear: proper posture makes you more productive, standing employees are on average even more productive and energetic, and reducing eye strain can help people not only work better, but see better too. Innovations in technology are keeping the workforce more comfortable, and more efficient, than the seated office workers of the past. In particular, products that assist with posture support, ergonomic solutions for seated, standing, and even walking workers, and products that reduce eye strain have revolutionized the ways we work.
2.) Connecting mobile workforces
The ability to further connect employees while physically locating them anywhere in the world is a modern marvel, and it leads to happier, healthier workplaces. Advancements in communication services, secure networks, VPNs, and cloud computing have made it possible for companies to attract talent from almost anywhere in the world. Taking advantage of these technological advancements can help to save even small companies hundreds of thousands of dollars, as streamlined communication can help businesses do more, in less time, with fewer emails.
3.) Time management and motivation
Multitasking and time management are hot topics in the business world as roles become more flexible and employees are expected to do more with less. Fortunately, between apps, browser extensions, virtual planners, voice assistants, and more, it’s easier than ever to manage your time. For project managers, software makes it simpler to track progress, communicate with teams to solve problems, and send detailed results to executives.
4.) Increasingly focused marketing
Gone are the days when companies would publish newspaper ads and hope they resonated with the right audiences. Targeted marketing campaigns make it easier than ever to reach the correct people with messages that mean the most to them. Social media, influencer marketing, and email campaigns are now easier than ever to execute, thanks to software tools that help simplify the creation and execution of various projects. Once the campaign is launched, detailed analytics reporting helps prove their effectiveness, and inform future improvements.
5.) Instant experts
As a business owner, it can be hard to keep up with the pressure to continue to be an expert in the many-faceted world of commerce. Between technological advancements, marketing trends, financial advice, and changing sales landscapes, it can be difficult to know what the best strategic moves are in any given moment. Fortunately, it is easier than ever to access experts that can help inform and manage projects that drive profit for your business. Contracted and freelance employees are easier than ever to find, hire, and pay. Additionally, customer service, sales teams, and product managers are even more accessible through online live chat services, and even chatbots, with knowledge of their company’s products and services.