Getting Ahead on Technological Updates in the Workplace

Getting Ahead on Technological Updates in the Workplace

Tech breakthroughs are making our lives easier — both in and out of the office.

Ever-improving Apple continues to launch new versions of the iPhone. Wearable tech now employs apps to tell us what stresses us out and what makes us happy. And thanks to technology, more companies are offering telecommuting options to employees, according to a recent SHRM study.

Yet, amid all these improvements, only a meager 27% of American employees have access to the latest technology in the workplace, according to Oxford Economics' Workforce 2020 report. Now that millennials, who grew up using new technology, are becoming decision-makers and stepping into middle management, it seems more of the workforce should have already adopted new technology.

The problem might be due to difficulties convincing seasoned executives to rethink their current tools. "Our company has been doing things this way for 50 years," millennials may hear from higher-ups.

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