The Future of Workplace Technology
Technology has already led to significant changes in the structure of our economy and society.
It’s leading to significant shifts in the way we work as well. A move toward remote work and agile processes has taken place at many innovative companies. A transformation of how businesses set strategy and scale-up is growing more evident every day.
Spreadsheets and printouts don’t just represent an outdated way of communicating and tracking performance; they represent a failure to adjust to a world where employee engagement and input are essential to achieving long-term goals.
New technologies are driving a transition away from waterfall-style leadership in matrix organizations to an organizational structure that prizes individual accountability and radical transparency.
This new workplace culture is key for high-performing teams.
Employee engagement is not just about retention; it’s critical to driving execution.
In the end, spreadsheets will likely remain integral in parts of business tracking for a long time. But the communication, goal tracking, and dashboarding tools available with new technology mean relying on spreadsheets alone for executing strategy will not be agile enough to remain competitive in the next decade.
As new tools and technologies emerge, organizations will grow by using new technology to build cultures of accountability and achievements.
The world change quickly, and so must the tools companies use to adapt to it.