Technology is everywhere. We have access to it 24/7 365 days a year in almost any location. Technology indeed can be a blessing and a curse. It offers us many advantages, although these same advantages can quickly turn into disadvantages. For example, being able to access our data from almost anywhere is helpful but it is also harmful as we can not escape our data and specifically work. No longer are we just working a 9-5 job. Instead, we put in our hours at the office and also check email and many other applications when we should be decompressing at home or on vacation. A recent study found that 2/3 of full-time employees admit to experiencing burnout at work. This is no surprise because we can’t escape work even when we are trying! That is why we are exploring the topic of using technology to manage technology. This might sound counterintuitive but bear with us for a quick read.
In addition to work and technology blurring the lines of work/life balance, our jobs are also changing. We have more collaborative work, including chats, meetings, and emails. Plus our work-pace-standard has increased due to the helpful aide of technology. So many times, it is hard to find the time to get any work done when there are constant work related distractions. By using technology to manage technology, we can use data to learn to work smarter and more efficiently.
By using some tools that you probably already have at your disposal, we can learn to use data that is already being built on your work habits to find these efficiencies. Working smarter means, finding the correct times to do “focus” work, developing better meeting habits, and discovering a healthier work/life balance among many other best-practice tactics. So, over the next few weeks in October, we are going to explore these tools, AI, and analytics that can help us be better, smarter, and healthier humans in the workplace.
At Pendello Solutions, we love data and technology, although we love even more the healthier use of these tools. In today’s world, this balance is challenging to find. Give our team of business technology specialists a call today and let us show you how to use data that is already built to help you and your employees work better, smarter, and happier!