As technology continues to become integrated into the workplace, there has been a fear that these advancements will replace people. While it is true that artificial intelligence has the ability to take over menial tasks, the focus should be on how humans can work alongside these innovations.
The workforce has gradually been moving online as more companies have started adopting a distributed workforce. This allows workers to work from home, coworking spaces or even in other countries and is made possible with communication tools like Slack and Zoom.
Furthermore, technology is creating an increasingly more agile workforce as demand for flexibility continues to grow. Moving forward, working parents and others who simply want a better work-life balance will be trusted to meet deadlines regardless of where they get their work done through the use of cloud-based technology and communication tools.
Technology will also have a huge impact on how we keep things organized. Rather than digging through cabinets full of documents, modern offices store our files in the cloud where they are easily searchable and dated.
While artificial intelligence and automation have the power to complete everyday tasks, they are unlikely to fully replace people altogether. Instead, people will need to continue adapting and learning how to interact with new technologies.