An ideal worker should never argue with a colleague and manager, and they should also be creative and contribute to their company. Does it sound a bit too idealistic and even sterile? Well, modern business trends are aiming at pacifying workers, simultaneously increasing levels of productivity. Since contemporary innovations are making the line between technology and science fiction quite blurry, these goals can be achieved with the proper technological innovations within a businesses context.
Reduced workload through outsourcing
All kinds of businesses have a problem or two. On one hand, large companies struggle to maintain a competitive edge in a harsh business environment. What usually causes conflicts in such enterprises is the pressure to meet all the deadlines and increase verticals, new products and services. On the other hand, startups often bootstrap to become renowned brands. Their greatest advantage is that they are small, dynamic and they can quickly adapt to ongoing changes. Luckily, today everybody can outsource workforce, as a result of the development of cloud services, both storage solutions and software applications. It helps business owners and managers relieve stress from their workers ideally reducing the number of conflicts within work environments. In addition, their tasks are done on time, too.
Simpler, yet more efficient organization
According to a research conducted by Forbes, the main cause of conflicts between employees is bad work organization and absence of clear goals. Indeed, many businesses, especially startups, lack proper organization and an efficient task assignment policy. When workers do not know what they are supposed to do, they turn to anarchy and chaos, which is bad business for all. Over the last few years, however, there has been a huge rise in the number of software solutions designed to assist every manager and business leader distribute work tasks in a fair and efficient way. Moreover, those cutting-edge tools keep track of workers’ productivity and punctuality. This is of greatest importance when it comes to salaries and promotions. When data related to work efficiency are collected and supervised by programs, employees know the figures are objective not subjective.
Different work pace
Since the first business was launched, workers have always been asked to produce more goods per unit of time. It led to terrible exploitation and the quality of life workers had only fifty years ago was pretty low. Although modern developed countries seem far away from such a cruel treatment of workers, the truth is that today companies want their employees to be even more productive than a century ago. However, today the nature of work is changing, due to the existence of computers and modern technologies. Employees use them to reach their employer’s business goals in the shortest time possible. When focused on technology to fulfill tasks, you have no need or time to argue with fellow employees.
Reduced role of human factor
With automated content management systems and the abovementioned tools that make business operations much simpler and easier to perform, people are not the only ones in charge anymore. When you know that you can rely on a program to deal with a business task, you feel diffusion of responsibility. In addition, when you know the colleague sitting next to you can also count on machine-assisted help, the entire work atmosphere tends to be more relaxed. On the other hand, now that workers know they have computing allies by their side, this mitigates aggressive and pushy managers. What makes a bad leader today is the inability to cope with technological advancement and new business trends. Once bad managers are eliminated, work productivity increases.
People are more or less the same as they were fifty of one hundred years ago. What is different is the environment in which they work. This technology-dominated world gives employees and employers more and better tools in the quest to succeed. As a result of modern tech trends, contemporary workers are more concentrated on work rather than colleagues, resulting in fewer conflicts with contemporaries.
Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.