Technology in the Workplace
In today’s modern world, technology is constantly involved in our daily lives, from the moment our cellphone wake us up through a previously set up alarm, until we fall asleep on a meticulously engineered orthopedic bed. No one can escape the barricade of innovation and the way it has affected how we live our lives. We are currently positioned in the threshold of gadgets, Internet and Artificial Intelligence.
A big part of our routine takes place in our office, a shop, the factory where we roll cigarettes, or generally speaking, our workplace. However, due to this new digital era, the conception of workplace and how we develop our careers have changed drastically, at least for the vast majority.
People working from home is a trend that is rising, thanks to the Internet and new startup initiatives that are taking advantage of new and very productive working protocols that adapt into people’s comfort and the company’s needs, which is a rather beneficial agreement for both employer and employee. But if you are one of those people who does not like working for an employer, the Internet has provided us with global online outsourcing marketplaces like Fiverr where people can offer their freelance services, depending on their skills and field of study.
Comedians, musicians, filmmakers, bloggers and artists have found different ways to earn good money through platforms such as Youtube or Vimeo, which have demonstrated that working in these new networks is entirely profitable, especially when a top ranking Youtuber makes around 3.2 million dollars annually.
What if you do not have a job? That could also be easily solved by technology these days. Job search engines index jobs from different sources and companies; it filters all offers through their system and classifies them by location and industry. So yes, those days of browsing through the newspaper employment classifieds are entirely over, being that the Internet is a much more practical source for a job search.
Has technology changed or influenced the way you work? I am sure it has, in one way or another, the future is now and it is taking over. Eventually, Artificial Intelligence might start taking our place in different entry level jobs, let’s hope it is a very far away possibility and let’s focus on taking advantage of it while we can. Hopefully, technology will always have a positive influence on our society.
Leonardo Calvo @ neuvoo
Strategic Alliance Coordinator for US