You cannot escape or avoid using or the use of technology. If you are not personally using it by having a cell phone, or personal computer, technology is definitely touching and connected with your everyday activities. I’m not talking about surveillance or security measures, although we encounter these daily. You walk into a bank, technology is used to identify you as the account holder, and security cameras monitor and record the fact that you were at the bank.
Technology in our personal lives is all too common, cell phones, our watches, desktop computers and the thermostat in your home. For anyone to say they stay away from the use of technology is like trying to remain in the stone ages while change is taking place all around. The work place is where you can be on the cutting edge of these changes and new technologies. New small businesses are started every year. The small business owner who knows what’s available (in technology) and how to use it can make the difference in you gaining a sale or your competition getting the customer you lost.
Many are reluctant to change, for those who hesitate; you will more than likely miss how technology is changing how we communicate and how it’s changing how business is transacted. With tight deadlines and long meetings, technology can help streamline your processes, help you realize customer needs and help you maximize your time. When new technology hits the market place, techies will often rush to be the first with latest and greatest, knowing how to get the maximum use from these products is another story. Let’s take smart phones for instance, of you are a business owner and your phone is simply for making calls, you’re not maximizing the use of your smart phone. With the ability to cash checks and securely process credit cards, features like these can help small business owners increase cash flow, if your smart phone is more of a social networking device, you can also use social networks to keep taps on advertising campaigns.
The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and knowledge of the functionality of the technology you are using. Being a tech savvy person on the job could mean job security in an environment when other shuns new technology. When someone has no perceived need for a piece of technology, they have also forgone the opportunity to learn valuable information as to how the functionality of device, could improve their business, their processes at their place of employment or their personal lives.
When it comes to technology in the work place, what you don’t know in this age of technology could be bad; what you personally know about technology and you introduce it to your place of employment could make you an asset.