In just a few months, technology has changed the business around the world. And there is no doubt that enterprises are planning a recovery path on a technology-based path. This new digital first thinking ushered in a new technological era?
I heard a conversation that started with “When life returns to normal …” and I wondered why? Having rolled back a while ago, having returned to the good old days, we will forget about those amazing discoveries that we made? The COVID-19 crisis has changed our thinking, forcing us to focus on survival and decisions. Instead of becoming a victim of mass hysteria, normal people appear, not superheroes, risking and creating order out of chaos.
The pandemic has removed the obstacles that have long prevented companies from running traditional businesses. In the past, out of fear of change, technological advances have outstripped business adoption. However, over the past few months, the business has changed rapidly (without fear of consequences), and the results were generally positive. The Shelter in Place policy has created vibrant virtual communities with measurable results-oriented goals. Many companies became virtual in a few days without missing a single client or disappointing client. The future of technology is exciting, with increased demand for innovation and managers who are ready for change.
It could be the golden age of technology!
Technical jobs are on a high growth path. In 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that by 2020 we will see a 12% increase in high-paying jobs with high growth potential. Since the advent of COVID-19, demand for technology jobs has been growing at a faster pace than in 2019. This suggests that enterprises are ready, willing and able to use technology, collaboration, automation and AI.
Push technology is an indicator of improved results.
Virtual workforce increases the number of talents available and stimulates the concert economy. This is due to the fact that enterprises can hire employees on an individual basis, and employees remain flexible, turning technology into a handicraft industry. Some companies are discussing the introduction of a four-day work week because homeworkers work longer and produce results.
Inclusion and Community
By rewriting the rules of engagement to avoid isolation, companies have created vibrant virtual communities. Some teams have virtual coffee breaks, happy hours, and scheduled meditation or exercise classes. They use collaboration tools to efficiently generate ideas. Previously, the idea was associated with random conversations from the cooler. This led to clique, alleged exclusion, and gender bias. In a virtual workforce, collaboration can become more comprehensive and focused.
Technology becomes an equalizer, measuring results without regard to age, gender or ethnicity
The pandemic has accelerated the market entry of technology. This is especially noticeable in telehealth services and virtual visits to the doctor. Social distance created the need for virtual reality to provide information on demand and robotics / drones to control delivery. Technologists who can think outside the box will invent applications to keep a business alive.
How will technology work change in the future?
Stay virtual. As companies invest in infrastructure, security and collaboration, and achieve results. Virtual is here to stay!
Career opportunities vary between managers and technologists. Professionals who enjoy independent work have demonstrated their ability to deliver results. And they may not be the same workers who prefer to manage.
The growth of “new collar” technical tasks, such as cloud computing and cybersecurity, allows enterprises to benefit from employees with the necessary skills and in cases where a degree may not be required.
Focus on adapting existing technologies to business needs. Although professions change slowly, tasks can be quickly reorganized. Technologists can quickly redesign business processes to improve customer engagement and workflow.
Free bots to perform repetitive tasks that previously required information processing.
In addition to changing jobs, we are starting to see small shifts in the workforce when the media changes their perception of technology.
Society hooked on analytics
People who previously had a slight appetite for mathematics consume predictions, understand the curve and numbers of the nose, which have become the main news.