Monthly Archive: November 2017

Drawbacks Of Using Technology For Businesses

It is in the nature of human being to have the need to make their daily tasks easier than they are. This is because they want to be efficient and stay ahead of others. It is not a mystery to anyone that we live in a highly competitive society which is driven by various factors. The ultimate motive of any human being or any organization is to simply be successful in the industry they are in. Technology, with no doubt has helped us in developing and shaping various activities that take place in businesses. When we compare the present context to the corporate world that existed about a few decades ago, it is easily noticeable that we have become more dependent on technology each day. Even if there are significant benefits that we gain through technology, there are also a few adverse effects it can have on businesses. 

Can affect the team spirit

Use of technology can be extremely helpful in making work more productive for any organization. But, this has made people more independent and distant at the same time. For an instance, if we take customer service, there will be many queries, complaints, records and etc. that should be handled carefully. Sometimes, it also requires serious analysis done through big data analytics in order to find out certain things and to communicate to the top management. But, the drawback in this is that, one person in the same team or department may not know details about another person’s progression in work. Even if independency is a great trait, higher levels of it can harm the team spirit between the employees of a given organization.

High dependency

Organizations use technology to improve many activities and to fulfill tasks in a more productive manner. But, this has affected people in many ways by reducing their potential in terms of getting work done in a successful manner by themselves. As an example, some activities of businesses are fully dependent on technology. This may be production, accounts or any other activity. But, if there are any technological issues or system errors, there will be issues in continuing the activity.

Inefficiency in maintaining proper relationships

There are various benefits that technology has blessed us with such as good social insights used in decision making. But, there are certain tasks within a business that should be done with a human touch. It is true that internet presence can be extremely useful. But, it is important that you do not fully depend on it. Instead, you will have to make sure that your presence is an active and an effective one that can attract the clients.

Due to the above reasons it is clear that there are also a few drawbacks of technology that can be harmful to your organization. It is important that you make sure to come up with choices that are the best for your organization.