Technology has opened doors for the new generation to work with ease, this is beyond a doubt. In the past we might have had to rely on who we know and when we get to see them to talk about opportunities. Now who you know is still important but you know a lot more people. Your “Connections” have connections. Their connections have connections and it is very easy to reach thousands of connections in one day, or even in one act of posting on Linked In, or sending emails to groups of people.
The future of the workforce through technology is coined the Digital Workforce; wherein the ability to work from anywhere at your own time while staying connected through smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices has enabled employees to collaborate with their organisation without hassle. Depending on the nature of their work, simple and powerful communication channels should be used to stay connected with workers.
Scheduling software helps employers schedule jobs and maintain timesheets and billing for their temporary employees. This simple act of making things lighter for freelancers gives a positive impact to building rapport, and ensures that people are paid on time for their work. To further aid the growth of the gig economy, the governments of the developed nations will need to create a set of regulations to protect freelancers and provide them with more security and financial stability because it cannot be denied that as technology helps people connect with each other, abuse would be evident without proper laws to regulate it.
Companies are getting dependent on technology, so much so that the majority of start-up businesses are inclined to outgrow the limitations of technology within their first 5 years and having an internal IT Development team is becoming essential.. According to IT Industry Outlook 2020, 50% of tech growth worldwide is caused by emerging technologies.
Technology continues to rise through continual innovation as more people and businessmen depend on it. As a result, companies are focusing on hiring professionals with specific skill sets to boost tech initiatives and investing in new tech as more consumers opt to use technology.
There is even technology replacing waitresses in restaurants now. People can order their own food, from a tablet-based menu, messages are sent directly to the kitchen, the food is cooked and people have to go to the window to collect their food. Maybe robots will carry the food to the table next.