Technology plays a big role in every business. Despite the fact that is crucial for some business to function properly, technology is also helping us improve our workplace productivity. The world is constantly advancing and we can see new technology innovations that are designed to improve our lives.
However, employee productivity has been trending in the last couple of years and business owners are constantly looking for a new way to increase the productivity in their company just because 57% of employees are stressed at work so they are not as productive as they could be. There are many different software and hardware solutions that you can choose from, but don’t go for too much technology that will only make life difficult and more complicated for employees. You have to find the right technology for your business type that will help you maximize your productivity as a company.
The first step before choosing the technology is determining your company’s needs. As we mentioned before, new technologies that are infused just to improve the company’s overall performance must be careful and strategic decisions.
The best way is to allow your employees to participate in choosing the right technology.
Infusing your business with the latest technology can bring so many benefits to your workflow and communications. However, you have to be aware that new technology means that people would need training and education in order to operate it in the best way. Depending on the type of technology, this can turn out to be high cost, so you have to keep that in mind. Also you have to understand that technology cannot fix issues overnight. People need time to adapt to new technologies and you must allow some time in order to see results.
Improving communications with technology
We all know how communication is vital for a business to function properly and the most efficiently. The fact that small companies with less than 100 employees lose close to half a million dollars each year, due to inefficient communication within the company is unbelievable. At least communication is not a problem today since you have many different technologies you can use in order to communicate efficiently. Depending on your company type, you can use technologies such as Skype, Slack, Flock Whatsapp and etc.
Improving communication in your business will boost your productivity and make your business function much more efficiently.
Improving Efficiency by using technology
Even with all the efforts for improving employee productivity, we can see that it is constantly declining over the past decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even with all the available new technology productivity is still declining, which means that there are other factors that have negative impact on employee productivity.
Improving the workplace is one of the ways to increase employee productivity and remove any negative factors that impact their productivity. Project management tools such as Asana and Basecamp are great for managing projects efficiently and remove stress from work.
Other benefits that the use of technology can bring you are:
- Create a meaningful work for employees
- Improve collaboration between employees
- Improve ambient and employee experience while on work
- Remove stress from work
There are so many different ways to improve the efficiency of your company by using technology. Improving employee productivity is one of the best ways to stay competitive on the market and lower your costs. Just like the competitors in the Kentucky Derby horse race improve their efficiency through training and technology, you can do the same. Creating the perfect ambient for working and giving your employees the right tools for the job will massively improve the efficiency of every sector in your company.
Remember not to push the limits of productivity in a way that the jobs are no longer bearable and force new technologies that are not necessarily into your business.