The innovations that we implement in our computer systems, our products or services must improve our processes, productivity, efficiency and ultimately the entire business . But sometimes we focus all our investment or technological optimization on the final product, and there are many factors that intervene in a good product that are on the way.
Among them, logically, are the professionals , the employees who develop their different roles and specializations for the proper functioning of the different areas of the company. But can we improve the productivity of our employees by applying the right information technologies? The answer is a resounding yes.
The mechanisms of work and communication of employees can be optimized to be faster, more comfortable, practical, useful, higher quality and more productive. Currently, we have all kinds of technological solutions, applications, software, tools , devices, etc. that improve the day to day of the employees and the work dynamics, so we can not leave them aside in our digitalization strategy.
IS TECHNOLOGY REALLY IMPROVING MY PRODUCTIVITY?
Information technologies applied to the business world must involve an improvement in the company’s productivity , either directly (reducing production time, saving costs, simplifying processes …) or indirectly (motivating employees, improving safety , reducing emissions …).
However, on many occasions , we find that the implementation of new technological solutions supposes the opposite , either due to the complexity of the same, due to lack of training, or because it is not the correct tool for the proposed problem.
It is essential to analyze previously what needs and in what areas we want to improve and through what technological solutions we can achieve this goal without the technology being a new problem instead of a solution.
HOW HAVE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IMPROVED THE PRODUCTIVITY OF COMPANIES?
The rapid technological advances of the last decades have completely redefining the workspace in companies of all sectors. In particular there are four fields that have improved considerably with technology and that directly affect the productivity of our employees.
IMPROVEMENT IN THE EFFICIENCY OF PROCESSES
One of the key factors in which technology can affect productivity is by simplifying processes, automating repetitive tasks or making communication faster, for example, allowing employees to focus on more important tasks.
MORE COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION
The level of hyperconnection that has been achieved today, allows a faster and efficient communication within the company, exponentially improving the ability of internal collaboration.
Currently it is possible that within a company with a large number of employees, all of them are connected to each other, independently of the internal hierarchy and can collaborate on projects, share information, etc.
With the improvement and simplification of internal processes inevitably comes a reduction in costs, but technology also allows us to take a much more comprehensive control of them at all levels, which allows us to detect problems and act in the areas of company that are less efficient.
INCREASE IN SECURITY
Security, at all levels, is a key part of the productivity of companies and technology is essential to avoid what can be significant threats , not only for productivity but for the continuity of it.