New Technology with COVID

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New Technology with COVID
 

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Because employees need to work at home with the COVID pandemic, companies like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft encourage employees to WFH (Work From Home), Along with this change, these companies have come out with more technologies to handle communications while away from work.

 

They’ve developed technologies to help employees stay more productive.

Three styles of work necessary are formal, informal and team projects.

 

Zoom, a video communication platform is used widely.  It combines conferencing, online meetings, chat and mobile collaboration. While this is good for formal meetings, it’s not so good for an informal chat where instant messaging platforms or group chat apps work better. 

You’ve probably noticed a big increase in text messages from business and utility companies over this period. 

 

Many were already using Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or gchat.  They can be intrusive, interrupting continuously and causing employees to lose focus. 

 

Companies adopted Slack and Microsoft Teams which do not have the distractions. IBM’S 350,000 employees use Slack.

 

For Team Projects, Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive make it possible for employees to upload documents to a cloud and work with them. These two platforms are now the industry standard industry.

 

Zoom stocks have increased by 12% due to the increased use of video streaming. 

 

While these platforms have been very helpful in communications between employees, they are a less effective way of building an effective work relationship.

 

They are not as beneficial in working with customers. They lack the same feeling of connection as face-to-face interactions. The new technologies will still be complementary solutions to business communication.


 

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Shirley Langton 2020

 


Submitted: December 02, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Shirley M. Langton. All rights reserved.

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