The fear that increased technology in the workplace means a decrease in jobs is a bit magnified. While technology has definitely impacted how many companies function, it is not to be feared. In fact, the technological evolution that many workplaces are experiencing is quite a positive one.
Aside from the efficiencies of communicating via email or text, workers can now collaborate on a single document with a team member that lives thousands of miles away. Collaboration is no longer restricted to a physical open space.
Research from management consulting firm McKinsey found that collaboration and networking tools boost productivity by as much as 20 to 30% for software development teams.
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These advancements have also provided an opportunity for employers to find a more diverse pool of potential talent as positions are no longer restricted to a desk in a specific office. It also allows introverts to voice their opinions when they otherwise may not have been able to.
Overall, emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and the IoT will make menial tasks more automated, allowing humans to thrive in other aspects of a job.