Technology has influenced almost every aspect of our life. In fact, we cannot imagine a day or two without the use of tech gadgets. From smartphones to PDAs and laptops to tablets, we are living in an age where spending your time without these handy gadgets is almost impossible.
With the evolution of technology, various digital tools emerged to help us work smartly, be more productive and save our time. However, the question is whether these digital tools help us be more productive or just waste our time at work. To give a brief overview, let us have a look at some of the studies and statistics revealing the facts.
Employees who work in digital workplaces are not only more productive but also more motivated, have higher job satisfaction, and report an overall better sense of well-being, according to a new global study from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
In a report by Aruba Networks, almost three quarters (74%) of the employees that work in fully-enabled digital workplaces said their job satisfaction is good or very good, while 70% reported their work-life balance to be good.
Employees were also 60% more likely to say they are motivated at work and 91% more likely to praise their company’s vision when using digital workplace technologies.
Few people might disagree that the use of digital tools at the workplace has a negative impact on employee’s productivity. However, the article is centered on looking at the brighter and darker side of the statement. Let’s get started.
The purpose of any digital tool is to reduce the amount of work and be more productive. For instance, if an accounts manager has to prepare financial statements for a whole year manually, what are the consequences? There are a number of chances of human error while adding or subtracting numbers.