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As organizations are thinking about the economy and their plans to remain competitive in the market, it’s only logical that technology will enter the discussion.
Technology has a lot of advantages. It can help organizations with routine tasks. It can provide data for planning and decision making. But technology is only as good as the systems we put into place. That’s why organizations should have a technology strategy.
It’s also why organizations need to review their strategy on a regular basis. Here are a few articles about today’s technology that might get the conversation started.
Organizations need to have a defined evaluation and selection process including what background screenings they will conduct. That includes having an opinion about social media background checks and the value they bring to the process.
Making the workplace worth the commute isn’t just a “let’s get employees onsite” move. It should be viewed as an employee engagement strategy. One of the attributes of employee engagement is that employees actually want to get up and come into work every day. Well, if organizations make the workplace worth the trip, they’re creating an environment where employees feel connected to the company. That’s good for everyone.
Organizations need to shift their views about who owns technology in the organization. I’m not suggesting we get rid of the technology department. We need individuals to help build and maintain the infrastructure. But we also need everyone in the organization to have a certain level of tech knowledge.
Organizations have a real opportunity to strengthen their workforce and improve their business as a result. But as Dr. Wisdom mentions in this article, it takes investing in your management team. They need the tools and support to hire, engage, and retain the best people. Part of those tools and support is explaining the science behind making optimal employee decisions.
One of the things we need to remember when it comes to technology is that we’re talking about more than just hardware. Or an enterprise software solution. For example, there’s a lot of conversation in the news about whether it’s a good idea to download and use TikTok. You’ll have to make that decision for yourself. But if you have employees who use their personal devices for company business, do you need to think about questions like that? And if you do, it probably makes sense to get your legal and risk management teams involved in the conversation.
Today’s technologies are an important part of doing business. And because technology is such a huge component of our personal and professional lives, we need to make sure everyone knows how to properly use it. It starts with understanding the organization’s technology strategy.
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