Technology in the Workplace
November 02, 2017
Technology is such a big part of our lives that we don't notice how much we rely on it. Technology helps us almost every minute of every day. From the minute an alarm wakes us up to the minute we read our favorite book on our tablet before going to sleep - no one can escape the barricade of innovation and the way it has affected how we live our lives. We are positioned in the threshold of gadgets, internet, and artificial intelligence.
The last generation spent their days stuck in a cubicle with almost no social interaction and commuted every day from home to the office. Due to this new digital era, both the conception of workplace and how we develop our careers have changed drastically - at least for the vast majority.
People working from home are a rising trend thanks to the internet and new startup initiatives that are taking advantage of new and productive working protocols. These protocols adapt to people's comfort and the company's needs, which is a beneficial agreement. If you are one of those people who does not like working for an employer, the internet has provided us with global online outsourcing marketplaces like Fiverr
, where people can offer their freelance services depending on their skills and field of study.
Comedians, musicians, filmmakers, bloggers, and artists have found different ways to earn money through platforms such as YouTube
, which have demonstrated that working in these new networks is profitable, especially when a top-ranking YouTuber makes around 3.2 million dollars annually.
What if you don't have a job? That could also be easily solved by technology these days. Job search engines like Neuvoo
index jobs from different sources and companies. Neuvoo filters and classifies offers through their system by location and industry. The days of browsing through the newspaper employment classifieds are over, since the internet is a more practical job search tool.
Has technology influenced the way you work? I'm sure it has in one way or another. The future is now. Eventually, artificial intelligence might take our place in entry-level jobs. Let's hope it's a far away possibility, and let's focus on taking advantage of it while we can. Hopefully, technology will always have a positive influence on our society.
Your job search starts here: Argentina
| Costa Rica
| Czech Republic
| Hong Kong
| South Korea
| New Zealand
| Puerto Rico
| Saudi Arabia
| South Africa
Leonardo Calvo / NEUVOO
Originally published on Neuvoo
Opinions expressed by the author are not necessarily those of WITI.
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