What Is Technology? Technology is the unlimited source of
vast knowledge and with proper skills used in accomplishment of our various
needs and information. We use technology to accomplish various tasks in our
daily lives, in brief; we can describe technology as products, processes or
use of technology is today’s era is like a basic needs. In order to accomplish
our task and collect information we use technology. It is used in almost every
workplaces. It has its own pros and cons but we cannot deny the dependence to
technology. We all are very dependant to technology because it simplifies our
job like: Paying bills, Ordering lunch by sitting in our work desk or research
works and advertisement. It is just few clicks away to accomplish these tasks.
But in the same way the dependency has placed great harms such as by spreading
false information or creating unemployment. These are the matter we discuss as
the proceed on the assignment.
Technology has been evolving and likewise the
workplaces, Business, Education sector are being updated and adapting to the
new changes. If we date the history the we can go as far back to the period
where the the people started to trade goods to other as they obviously had some
method of keeping the creditors and debtors.
The major dated change in technology that we can find in the business
world is the invention of telegraphy in 1850s. The change in the handwritten
document to typed document was a great leap in that era. The telephones, fax
machine and more recent development have offered us a new and different style
and beginning of new efficient way of takeover the technologies. The computers
were big enough to fit a 20 by 20 feet hall and only a rich and well earned
companies could afford. Time changed and so did the technology and now we can
find a computers and laptops in our workplaces.
3. Present Context
More than one-in-three American
workers today are Millennials, according to the Pew Research Center. And they
are a generation of digital natives. They’ve grown up with broadband,
smartphones, laptops and social media being the norm. What’s more, they expect
instant access to information, as well as instant feedback (because after all,
they’ve become accustomed to such feedback from years of using Facebook and
other social networks.)
According to a study of Millennials
from 75 countries entitled “Millennials at Work: Reshaping the Workplace,” commissioned
by PwC, this generation has specific expectations about technology in the
workplace. They expect it to be a catalyst for innovation, as well as a major
avenue of communication on the job. In fact:
59% of those surveyed said an employer’s provision of
state-of-the art technology was important to them when considering a job
78% said access to the technology they like to use makes
them more effective at work
41% of those questioned said they would rather
communicate electronically than face-to-face or over the telephone
examples of technologies in our workplaces:
is one of the greatest invention of the technology. Now all the works in the
workplaces are done by the help of internet. Organizing meetings, job
interview, bill payments are just a few scratch of the pile of what is left
underneath. Researching and advertisement and survey can be conducted over
internet which saves not only great deal of time but manpower too.
are the technology that are used in each and every workplaces. Sending mails
and receiving mails can be done in a few minutes. It has minimed a great lot of
time instead of using letters and postcards. This kind of technology not only
helps business works but customers as well(emailing feedbacks). So, Emails are
the most wonderful information in the workplaces.
Video conference has also helped a great deal in
the workplaces. Doing an meeting with other counterpart of the partner of the
company from another country face to face has been common practice nowadays.
Job interviews and other presentations are done over video conferencing which
saves the time and cost of being present in the assigned place.
The computers and internet helps to improve the
communication. The letters in the past could only express in words whereas now
with skype calls we can held a meeting face to face and express our emotions
also. The phone calls are also efficient as are the Emails which can be instant
delivered and takes only a few seconds to reach another part of the world. The
sour meetings could be again arranged by a few clicks which is far more easier
than in the past.
Encourages Innovation and Creativity:
The workers can invent new innovative ideas or
demonstrate a new way of doing a certain task altogether. It helps to bring the
creative side of the people. Technology helps the works to express and if
necessary research on their area of interest. Due to the use of technology it
creates competition and that competition will only help to present new way of
We can use technology to save a lot of time. In the
workplaces we have various data and information to analyse and collect. So, it
will save a lot of time to collect the data, especially if the data is
collected in huge mass. The technology
can be used to auto collect data if necessary with the help of software or
posting questions instead of one-on-one collection. The mail service(gmail,
hotmail and others) can save time instead of posting and sending letters will
save lot of days which is a lot and affect a business deals. So, technology
will help to save a lot of time.
Technology helps to create mobility as workers can work
from different places and at the same time. We can take an example of Google
docs, many people can connect in one document and make plans instead of being
in a room. There may be people from different cities or countries to make a
deal but this internet and computers have helped to be lenient and mobile
enough to control the jobs and business deals.
can be very distracting in the workplace. In today’s cases with few clicks we
can excess to facebook, instagram and twitter. Reading newsfeeds and chatting
with your friends or texting your neighbours while working is very tempting and
many of the workers cannot resist. The smartphones that can fit in your hand
can access the world. The temptation that it creates can be distracting even to
the professionals. So technology can be quite a distraction too.
technology might be fancy but they can be very expensive. Small firms cannot
survive the cost of these technology, hence leads to extinction. The higher the
power the higher the cost. The cost of high performing laptops exceeds 1000$
and to provide such technology with necessary equipments and to all staffs will
exceeds the expected budget of any business enterprises.
? Support and Security Issues
always problems of insecurities while using technology. There are many
confidential data where the company’s data and their agreement can be hacked by
many others software or professional hackers. There may be also some technical
problems like: breakage in proper channel or wire, software malfunction. So
leaning heavily on the technology can be also be put in compromising position
for the workplaces.
? Customer Hesitation
all customer who are willing to pay their bills online. There might be many of
the costumer who enjoy to pay bill by sitting on their couch but there are
still a mass who are not willing to pay their bill online. This puts harm in
customer-business relationship. The technical problem created between the
network may cause dispute and harm the company’s goodwill. The costumer may
feel insecure. So we should not always think of the good aspect to customers as
it has way of bad side as well.
Affects Workplace Relationships:
The use of
telephones, Emails and social networking sites can reveal information than
necessary. The workers may reveal the information more than needed than it will
be viral all over the internet and easily accessible to public. The tweets can
create a huge mess or even an image in facebook or instagram can bring down the
? Creates higher
Due to the changes
in the technology many small firms are out if the market and many people
deprived of their job. Just the Email facility or online payment has created
dozens of firms to collapse and their employee to be jobless. Nowdays the
technology are changing so fast that if you are not updated on the new
technology then it might be yours day to be an unemployed.
world is changing and the era of technology is being established. From a
cellphone to high problem solving quartons all are the work of technology.
Technology is a need and necessity in today’s generations. The data collections
to conference to the deals agreements can be done with the help of the
also makes us more dependants to it and that is the negative effect this
wonderful inventions. Nowadays we can see that each and every workplaces has
computers and internet connections, it can be used for both harm and for better
purposes. So, keeping the technology in place and using it efficiently and up
to full capacity will help all the chains related to technology.