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Do digital tools make us more or less productive at work?

“The purpose of technology is not to confuse brain but to serve the body, and it is considered to be its best when it brings the customer to one platform with higher productivity.”

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Technology is changing rapidly and impacting the work that we do and how we do it. It has made business hold our lives. New technologies do not raise productivity automatically but need the way of using it efficiently. There is a large gap between companies, utilizing advanced technology and companies lagging. Digital advancement has made humans work around it. The question raised regarding the tech is whether the use of digital tools makes us more productive or less at work. If we see, the economy is in that era where utmost works are performed with the use of digital tools, it is in the way to conceal India with digital advancements. So, as a result, today’s workplace is also redefining the process of works in the organization with innovating, redesigning, and boosting the strategies and goals by perceiving the economical digital changes. While the digital tool is benefiting the supreme part of the work, it is also affecting some areas with negative output. There exists nothing in nature which does not carry dark negative sides; it is always good with bad. However digital tools in the workplace do carry both productive and less productive outputs.


The positive sides of using digital tools in workplace

“Our future success is directly proportional to our ability to understand, adapt and integrate new technology into our work.”

                                      -Sukant Ratnakar

In many aspects, digital tools have its positive effect, in terms of productivity. Digital tools are meant for working smart rather than working hard. According to the study report of HP enterprise, people who work in the digital workplace are more productive as well as are getting motivated from it. Productivity by the use of digital tools depends upon the user. How the user is using the tool to produce from work. Working online with digital tools can help to be more productive and communicate more effectively. It makes the user of the workplace work according to the trend, as from about 7.9 billion populations there are about 4.6 billion active internet users who are exploring every new technology coming every day. Digital tools are the tools that help employees to collaborate better in an innovative way and execute it in projects.

Let’s have a look at it: the best positive result we get from the use of digital tools;


Proper and easy communication is accessed

Easy communication usually means that employers and employees can connect easily rather than being anywhere across the world. They don’t have to be in an organization for connecting for organizational purposes. The communication digital tool helps to bridge the gap between employers and employees. And does not create any hurdles during the work that ultimately increases productivity rather wastes time in hierarchy communication. The most popular digital tools used for communication purposes are; Wi-Fi communication through, texting, calling, or video chatting, emailing, online meeting, etc.

Reduces labor cost

As with the evolution of new technologies, everything has got so easier to do without much time involvement. It helps the organization to reduce labor cost because many of the works are done by automated tools that save time. Thus, those saved time can be used to utilize in other productive work. And as a result, an automated tool allows owners to recruit fewer employees in comparison to manual work that needs many laborers to perform tasks manually.

Data Security

Data is the most important and valuable asset of any business or a company as it has all the crucial information about the products, financial reports, market strategies, and even personal information of the customers. It creates the highest security risk of theft; therefore it becomes the priority for the company to protect their data from outsiders as well as employees sometimes. And the most familiar way of securing data is the traditional way where the data is stored in physical paper form that carries the highest risk of robbery. To overcome those predicted risks, digital tools are developed that helps businesses and companies to secure their organization’s data. Thus tools like, Network-attached storage, External hard drives, online storage, and many more are used for securing data.


A boundless reach

In the competitive world, businesses ’ main goal is to reach the utmost customers of every region with a greater reach rate and to achieve this, the bounded business that is limited can expand their business to other nations with the help of digital tools (Internet). This can give them access to business to trade in many different countries and can be the first step to conceal small companies into the multinational company (MNC). MNC’s are the leading company in today’s world with great market capital and customer grip which ultimately can result in higher productivity.


The negative side of using Digital tool in Workplace

Although digital tools have the creative and innovative feature of accomplishing the task at the short run, it also has the potential to reduce the productivity. Sometimes digital tools may lead to less productivity at work. In some people’s opinion working with digital tools is wasting of time, and is making them lazy at work. They believe that while work, some workers waste their time using their mobile phones, laptops, using social media, and many more. The use of digital tools in this manner does not make them more productive but makes lesser production. The main reasons for the less production would be unnecessary communication, use of social media platforms, constant maintenance and upgrading costs, malware issues, and many more. Those problems can create less productivity at work which can be said cons of digital tools in the workplace.




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