Over the past few years, technology has permeated every aspect of our lives – from how we communicate to what we do for entertainment. It is constantly evolving to make us more productive and efficient in our daily tasks.

Technology can be used for almost anything, so why not use it to boost productivity at work? You’ll find lots of ways that tech can help you achieve your goals and keep up with the demands of your job.

This article will discuss some easy ways that you can integrate technology into your workplace using services like Google Apps, Slack, and Microsoft Office 365.

Collaboration tools

how does technology improve productivity at work

One of the most important ways that technology has helped us in our workday is through its use of software or apps to facilitate collaboration.

Prior to the widespread availability of online meeting services like Zoom, there were only chat applications such as Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, and AOL Instant Messaging. These had your friends add you via email or phone number, and then you could talk with them directly without using an external service.

But talking to someone else was usually limited to these chat programs’ internal messaging features, which didn’t always feel very reliable. (I know — I used to own one too!)

With the rise of smartphone technology and now mobile internet access for almost everyone, it became much easier to be “on top of the conversation” virtually any time anywhere. This has made having real-time conversations much more accessible than ever before.

Online meetings

how does technology improve productivity at work

One of the most productive use cases for meeting via technology is online meetings. This can be done through video chat, slack groups or even third-party applications that have web conferencing features.

Online meetings are very accessible. You don’t need special software or an expensive account to start having conversations with people across the world. In fact, you can usually get free accounts on many sites such as Google Hangouts, Zoom and Slack.

These apps allow for easy collaboration and conversation. Not only does everyone have access, but there are also lots of settings and features available. For example, you can record your chats, add annotations, and upload files easily.

Overall, these tools make it simple to keep in touch with colleagues, project teams and departments. They also help reduce overhead costs by eliminating hard copies and physical meetups.

Facebook groups

With social media sites like Facebook, you can create group pages where your coworkers or colleagues can join to chat, discuss topics, and work together on projects. This is especially helpful for professional settings, such as in the workplace!

In fact, one of the most effective uses of social media at work comes down to something that almost every employee has done at some time: browsing through their own internal network to find what they need to do next.

By creating a group page, you give people not only access to your site, but also to each other’s apps so they can add content, photos, and files from those apps.

Caroline Shaw is a blogger and social media manager. She enjoys blogging about current events, lifehacks, and her experiences as a millennial working in New York.