How Tech Can Make Workers Happier Via Acumor
E-mail, social media, video conferencing and LinkedIn have changed how we communicate in the workplace.These tech tools are making the office a much more efficient place.
Even so, is there a downside to all this technology? That all depends, according to a column written by Unify’s Natalie Burg.
Using tech right
As Burg writes, many employees bemoan the reality that little communication today happens in a face-to-face setting. Instead, conference calls and e-mail chains are the main ways in which workers connect with one another. Workers log long hours working as part of a virtual team. Even though some workers might be unhappy with this, Burg writes that the dependence on tech doesn’t need to be a negative thing…if companies use the tech in the proper way.
The better way
Burg writes of a better way, though. Companies can use communications technology to make their workers’ lives easier, and not as a way to replace all face-to-face conversation. Consider employees who regularly work with peers stationed several time zones away. These employees are now able to communicate – through e-mail or instant messaging – with their fellow workers from the comfort of their own homes, without needing to stay late at the office for a phone conversation.
Mobile technology is key to creating a happier workforce, Burg writes. Employees want the ability to chat with their co-workers from the road at any time of the day. They don’t want to be chained to their desks during the day. Mobile tech is an example of a way in which companies can use high-tech to create happier workers, not stressed out individuals.
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