As time passes, we see the world evolve and advance like never before. Work continues to expand, corporations and businesses being developed, and technology being upgraded to become more relevant in the workplace. In conjunction with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, here are a few factors which contribute to Information Communication Technology (ICT)’s relevance in the workplace.
Ease of Communication and Collaboration
Thanks to the development of hardware systems, software, and applications, we have seen an ease of access to various avenues which connect us with our colleagues anytime, anywhere. From the simple email, to direct messaging applications, video conferencing, and cloud sharing, among others, workers are able to connect and collaborate without the need to meet face-to-face. Especially in a time and place where movement is limited for health and safety, the ease of communication and collaboration easily makes ICT a relevant tool for work.
Ensures Employee Productivity and Industry Efficiency
The use of ICT in the workplace, such as computers, smartphones, and the like has enabled workflow to become more seamless. This enables employees to have an increase in productivity levels, producing more and better quality work, in turn enabling companies and businesses to remain competitive, industry-efficient, and relevant. Hence the importance of ICT in corporations and businesses.
Maintains Organisation and Accuracy
ICT has strengths which make up for some of the challenges workers face as human beings, such as keeping organised and also maintaining accuracy. Thanks to the availability of Project Management and Planner applications, managers and supervisors can easily delegate, review, and keep track of employee’s tasks and responsibilities. Aside from organising responsibilities, there is also the organisation of various data to keep track of. It does not help that a single discrepancy in data would lead to uncertainties or even worse, start a crisis. Thankfully, spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel help ensure data accuracy with computational formulas. The minimising of such challenges due to human error continues to provide ICT’s relevance in the workplace.
Data Security and Safety
Prior to the technological advancements of today, it would have been easier to steal and compromise confidential company data and information. However, with the proper channels of technology and software that we have today, the threat of data security breaches have been reduced drastically to near-zero. This advanced strength of ICT continues to prove its relevance and need for implementation, which would otherwise pose a threat should there be breaches in security.
As the world continues to advance as a tech-savvy society, it is no denying that ICT has become increasingly significant and needed especially in the workplace. Hence, companies and even workers themselves need to be equipped with the skills necessary in order to advance a company’s goals.
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