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How Technology is Redefining Workplace Productivity

How Technology is Redefining Workplace Productivity

Advancements in technology are transforming workplace productivity across the globe. Today’s workforce is operating more efficiently, relying on more intelligent technologies to streamline everyday workflows. And, technology is not only improving physical work environments. It has extended workplaces to a boundless virtual environment, creating endless opportunities for business to take place anytime, anywhere, and with anyone.

Here are three ways technology is redefining productivity in the workplace.

1.  Collaboration

Collaboration itself has been transformed and taken on a new role and significance in our technologically advanced society. Meetings, for example, more commonly take place via video conferencing software whether teams are working out of the same building or not. Online meetings have become the meeting method of choice for many organizations, eliminating logistical barriers like meeting room capacity, or the physical location of its participants. By meeting virtually, more employees are able to participate from wherever they are, while staying engaged through screen-share and chat capabilities.  Technology has enabled more interactive and inclusive meeting opportunities that extend well beyond internal use. Virtual meetings have become the go-to collaboration method for meeting with clients and a common way to conduct interviews for qualified candidates. Although workforces have never been more distributed than they are today, collaboration has never been more valued in the workplace.

2. Automation

There are tools that can automate just about anything these days, eliminating much of the time-consuming busy work from everyday operations. From bill pay, to updating contact lists, meeting and social media schedulers, to even auto attendants that will answer and direct your phone calls, efficiency has arrived thanks to powerful automation tools.  With active employee oversight and automation of the right processes, businesses can see a reduction in error, improved quality and an increase in performance and overall productivity. 

3. Integrated Technologies

Just as consumers have embraced more integrated technologies, corporations are now seeking  new ways to leverage technologies that will enable them to work more efficiently, while lowering their costs. The most relied upon solutions like CRMs, business apps and unified communications services, such as: phone, chat, video conferencing and fax, are now being integrated together to offer a more unified and cohesive way to access critical data and systems These powerful integrations among the most commonly utilized business services are streamlining everyday functions, eliminating redundancies and creating a more productive workplace.      

As technology continues to transform how we communicate and work, traditional workplace challenges are being overcome by solutions that provide enhanced collaboration, flexibility and overall efficiency. As the workplace continues to evolve into a more virtual, unified and automated environment, businesses are leveraging smarter ways to work and limitless opportunities to boost productivity and simplify everyday tasks. 

Nicole Yeager

About Nicole Yeager

Nicole is the Marketing Manager for Broadview Networks, now part of Windstream, where she enjoys marketing the latest technologies businesses can leverage to maximize productivity, improve security and reduce costs.

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