How Technology Has Hindered Our Workforce

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Today’s workforce is filled with a plethora of new technology that was not exposed to the world before. A lot of these technological devices were seen with hopes to possibly make life easier for both personal and work life, which sounds great for employers (Palmiere). With so much technology around and with a generation of tech savvy people he question arises of whether or not people have become less productive in the workforce. With people checking their phone very often, and with so many social media mediums to check people are beginning to believe that our dependence on our devices is hurting companies due to our attention being on our devices. There is no longer a line drawn between work and home when most employees have brought their…show more content…
It has been stated that by companies giving and allowing their employees access to many different types of technology while on the clock they are basically giving permission to their employees to lose focus. It is believed that when employees are accessing all these many different form of technology, they are more likely to make mistakes because they are trying to multitask and stay connected with their social lives while working. It can be seen as information overload when employees are constantly connected because when they are always multitasking and connected with all other things at home and at work, they are never really focused on one thing at a given time or give their all to a project so they are more prone to make mistakes and not show adequate attention to the project. Information overload is not something that employers want inside of the workplace because it hinders the employees’ ability to do their job effectively and efficiently. When information overload is occurring employees take a longer time trying to process the information that is being given to them, which means that company time is being wasted. When they are presented with more than one thing at a time they have to compartmentalize them and arrange them in order of most important to least important. But when they are constantly multitasking, instead of prioritizing the tasks, they siply try and do them all never really focusing on
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