Advancements in technology have revolutionized how communication used to be done in a business setting. Both internal and external communication has been impacted positively by technology. Development of services such as Gmail helped to ease communication between individuals. The manager can easily communicate with employees and get real time responses as compared to the past where such platforms were absent. Video conferencing saves both time and resources. It is possible to hold meetings with stakeholders without necessarily availing physically. The use of enterprise resource programs (ERPs) has helped in information accessibility and performance of business activities. Using ERP, different departments in a company can easily get information that flow between them to improve customer service. Developments in technology have improved effectiveness and efficiency in business operations. Furthermore, the cost of running business has been reduced. Instead of hiring many employees to handle the data, cloud computing can be used to store data and access it in the workplace or out of work.
Wearable technologies include smart watches and other forms of technology which can be worn in the workplace. Such technologies can be important when used correctly. For instance, they can be used to improve virtual interactions between employees. They are easy to carry along as compared to smart phones. However, they have been associated with distractions while completing important tasks. They derail employees from completing the tasks they are supposed to complete within a given timeline. Furthermore, they can be used to breach privacy protocols in a company and carry information that is not supposed to leave the company.
Managers need strong corporate policies to address the issues brought by wearable technologies. They should ensure that technology is not used to detour the course taken by the company to realize its goals. The company can decide to ban such technologies within its work premises if it is established and justified that they threaten the company’s operations. Employees should also be involved in the policy development to ensure that they are part of the larger strategy to use technology only on positive activities.