Technology has progressed rapidly in recent years. And with new technology comes changes to the way we live. Not only in our personal lives, but also in the workplace. And perhaps now more than ever, we look towards new tech for solutions in this ever-changing global climate to ensure streamlined production.

5 Key Benefits of Technology in Our Work Environment

Whether a small business with 5 employees or an international brand employing thousands, the benefits of technology that employees and employers alike can take advantage of are aplenty.

1. Communication

Never have we been able to stay in touch with and connect with people all over the globe this easily. The same can be said for communication between staff in a workplace. From smartphones to send and receive emails on the go, to instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and Skype, and different social media platforms, there are a seemingly endless number of ways to stay connected. With these increased channels for communication, employees can share information and files instantly, whether in the office or otherwise.

2. Collaboration

Improved communication also means we can collaborate on projects no matter where we are. With web-based programmes like Asana, Trello and ClickUp, it’s incredibly easy to bring teams together, engage in projects, receive input, and provide feedback.

In addition, using collaborative apps gives businesses the ability to update clients on-the-fly, fostering active collaboration on any given campaign.

3. Security

For businesses, sensitive information that is accessible to employees must be properly safeguarded and protected from theft. Technology has enabled businesses to implement end-to-end data encryption so information can only be viewed by authorised personnel, further secured through passwords, and now through biometric authentication - fingerprint and facial recognition.

4. Efficiency

Another major benefit of technology at work is increased efficiency. Companies are starting to use tools to help employees stay focused on the more important tasks and reduce project turnaround time. M1's SME Hub that comes with the Microsoft 365 Productivity Cloud is one such solution. With office suite, teleconferencing, and smart collaboration tools, employees will know exactly what they need to do, and when.

5. Enabling work from home

With the events that went down in 2020, facilitated by technology, working from home has become an accepted way of life for some, as people are increasingly offered the option to work from home, sometimes permanently.

Programmes like Google Docs, which allows documents to be shared freely with colleagues without having to connect to a network drive, make working from home a cinch. And if discussions need to be held over video, there’s a slew of apps for that - Zoom, Skype, CISCO Webex Meeting – and they’re all free!

How 5G Technology will Continue to Advance the Trend

The advent of 5G technology will accelerate this trend of newer and smarter innovations. The tech scene is expected to evolve faster than ever before, providing exponential growth and benefits for businesses and individuals alike.

5G technology is expected to further transform modern workspaces by opening new doors with its mix of boosted data speeds, low latency and enhanced bandwidth. The benefits of such technology will only become more apparent with time.

In particular, low latency - the time it takes for data to travel from source to destination - will make online voice calls (VoIP), video calls and conferences, and other data-hungry activities much smoother with minimised lag times, lower pixilation, and stabler connections.

Transforming Your Home Office to a Modern Workspace with M1

There are some things you can do to ensure you are ready for the 5G revolution in the modern workspace.

Reap the benefits of M1’s work from home essential services. This includes choosing a new smartphone with 5G capabilities, and selecting the 5G Booster pack add-on when building your very own Bespoke plan.

Then, you’ll have access to our amazing 5G network to keep you connected to your workplace wherever you may be. You’ll be ready in no time!