Making technology work for you
It’s about making humans better.
Humans have five basic needs that need to be met for happiness, according to psychologist Abraham Maslow in 1943, when he published his now famous pyramid structure. As we solve for each level, we can move on to the next layer, enabling us to find appreciation and happiness as we move up the pyramid. Esteem is near the top and for many employees and workers – having pride and value in the work we do helps us achieve the highest-level of happiness. It also helps our employers the most.
Based on the 2013 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index where over 100,000 Americans participated in a study exploring esteem and work satisfaction, over 16.6% of unemployed workers are depressed compared to 5.6% of those who work full-time. Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert points out that “…employment provides a sense of purpose and belongingness.”
When technologies make employees more productive, there are benefits for everyone.
Americans like to work using technology
Since 1950, the average productivity per American worker has increased 400%. Additionally, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, authors of a recent study found “that the strong performance of productivity growth in the second half of the 1990s was in fact attributable to accelerating technical change.” As we enhanced technology and improved access, productivity corresponded.
But technology must work for them
According to a study published in September 2017 by Business Wire, 69% of employees have seen positive impact from office automation tools, but they remain challenged by a lack of a collaborative experience. Couple that with a study from Pew Research, “analysis of employment data shows that the job categories with the highest growth tend to require higher social skills, analytic savvy and technical prowess.” Employees need to work together and share common technology to get their work done seamlessly.
At Modifi, we’ve seen the power of connections. Embracing the value of longtime employees to help codify the way the good work gets done and using technology to share that throughout the organization has demonstrated powerful impacts across our client businesses. We encourage you to reach out to www.Modifi.io to take a customized tour for yourself and embrace the power of your people.