IntroductionWhat 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 organizations. The 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. HistoryTechnology 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. Present ContextMore 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 job78% said access to the technology they like to use makes them more effective at work41% of those questioned said they would rather communicate electronically than face-to-face or over the telephone Advantages Improves communication: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 doing things.Saves Time: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. Creates Mobility: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. Disadvantages DistractionsTechnology 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. CostsThese 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 IssuesThere are 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 There are 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 firm’s goodwill.Creates higher unemploymentDue 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. ConsiderationOur 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. Techn