Technology has been the driving factor behind the evolution of the workplace. Innovations and inventions have transformed almost every aspect of the workplace and an end to these changes does not seem to be anywhere in the near future.
Cyberspace has infiltrated every aspect of the workplace. People can now communicate with anyone who has Internet. It has created an extremely competitive global market where anyone can enter. The evolution of technology in the workplace has also created remote relationships. Managers may never see the people working under them face to face. They can now evaluate employees remotely through new computer programs. New advances in technology also allow businessmen and women the ability to work from home.
As the technology continues to become more and more prevalent in the workplace, people now face the constant struggle of getting away and disconnecting from everything. Cell phones allow people to contact businesses at any hour of the day, essentially creating a 24-hour workday. Even though technology is often thought of as making life easier, in this case it is causing more stress and more work.
Fortunately, the advancements in technology have created an ever-growing need for jobs in IT. There is a need for more students with backgrounds in the science and technology. Schools are now focusing more on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines.
Technology is only going to continue growing. There is no foreseeable end to the evolution of the workplace due to the innovations in technology. People can only jump on and enjoy the ride.