Technology in the Workplace


Technology is a wide-ranging term that includes tools and machines, as well as systems that solve real world problems. It can also encompass virtual technologies, such as computer software and business methods.

Technology enables us to do many things that we couldn’t previously do, such as reducing the cost of transportation or making a medical diagnosis faster than a doctor could. But it is important to note that the use of technology can also be dangerous. Technology has the potential to cause harm to the environment, as evidenced by the effects of climate change and pollution. Technology has also the ability to make humans smarter and improve their quality of life, as evidenced by medical breakthroughs that have enabled deaf people to hear, blind people to see, and mute people to speak.

The broad concept of technology first entered the English language in the early 1900s, when Thorstein Veblen applied it to the German category Technik as industrial arts, and shortened it to the idiom we know today as technology. Since then, it has embraced everything from applied science to broad industrial arts. It is no wonder, then, that its application to history has often been inconsistent and erroneous.

In the workplace, technology saves time and increases productivity by performing activities that human beings cannot do on their own. It also provides employees with valuable data and statistics that can help them improve their work processes. For example, using a cloud-based collaboration tool like Slack can give workers access to visual data on how a project is progressing.