Telecommuting has become a very popular topic. The traditional 9-5 office job is rapidly disappearing as new technologies and workplaces make it possible to work remotely. The advent of Technology Innovation has enabled us to call it telecommuting. This simply means that people can work remotely.
Telecommuting is possible thanks to some innovations that we have. Here are some of the most recent technological innovations that have made collaboration possible.
- Internet: The Internet is a fact of life.This particular invention was recently recognized as the greatest innovation of the last thirty years. Internet technology has made so many possibilities that it is almost impossible to be disconnected from the Internet. Access to vast knowledge resources and the ability to share this knowledge has made us connected to the Internet. It has been a great leap forward for proponents and supporters of globalization. With everyone connected, the world is certainly smaller.
- More people choose to work from their mobile devices, instead of a heavy desktop computer.While some still prefer to work on a computer desktop, many people are now looking for mobility. They want to be independent and able to carry out their own tasks without having to stop their work. With laptops becoming lighter, you can now take your work everywhere you go. The tablet and other similar mobile devices have made it easier for working people to choose mobile.
- Email – Without email, we would all be lost.All it takes to get your message sent is clicking on the Send button. Before email, we relied on snail mail. People who were not born or raised in the digital age might be scratching their heads and wondering “What?” You can send your messages via express mail, FedEx/ LBC/ FedEx/ or similar courier services. The much-awaited reply took days to come back, sometimes even weeks. Imagine doing business as that right now.
- Webinars/Video Conferencing. Seminars, workshops, and other similar activities used to be expensive. So companies would typically select a few delegates and then pay transportation costs, seminar fees and any other expenses.Anyone interested can now join the webinars for a fraction of what it used to cost. Employers do no longer need to send their workers away. Workers can now attend webinars from their office or at home, which is much more affordable than attending actual seminars. Although learning and taking-home experiences are the same, they are not as hasslesome as before.
The same concept applies to video conferencing. It used to prove difficult to gather stakeholders and team members, particularly in multi-nationals. This was especially true if they were all located in different countries. And it was even more difficult to coordinate communication. Thanks to video conferencing technology, virtual meetings can now be organized without the hassle of getting everyone to the same place.
Cloud Computing Technology File cabinets Do you need boxes and boxes of documents to store all your information? Do you have a directory of business contacts? It looks just like any other office. But, these files run the risk that they get destroyed — by natural disasters and accidents or any other mishaps. Also, physical documents could be lost, stolen, damaged, or even destroyed. Imagine what it would be like to have all this data stored in one place that is secure and inviolable. Cloud computing lets you store everything you need and, as long your computer has an Internet connection, you can access the files. Any changes made to files stored in cloud storage will be automatically synced. This eliminates the need to manually update files or go through so many files. You don’t have any need to worry about updating the presentation if it is edited by anyone on your team.
These are just some examples of the innovations which have revolutionized our view of work. These technologies have enabled people to come together and make collaboration possible. Working together is much easier with these technological innovations. Work has taken on a new perspective.