Computers have dramatically changed the day to day running of almost every business on the planet. They may processes much faster, they can help us to stay in touch with our customers and they can even help to promote our business
When I got a job in a shop 14 years ago, the only computers around in that particular work place were those hidden deep within the cash registers, and another in the sales office. I was struck by how many different processes and procedures were undertaken using files and paper, rather than a computer programme.
The administration department consisted of a long desk that was placed against a wall, and two big filing cabinets. This was how the admin department worked day in, day out. The 3 employees who sat in the office often had to deal with mountains of paper that often got lost.
When I left 5 years later, there were still no computers to be found as they were deemed too expensive. These days though, even this archaic shop is computerized, and for the better too.
Freeing up a lot of time
Human Resources Software as well as administration software has helped to make filing paperwork and staff records so much easier. It has also helped to free up a lot of time, and means the staff that spent hours filing bits of paper can now do something else.
The introduction of computers in the workplace also means that businesses can run more efficiently, that messages can be sent and received within moments, and everything is on record. Computers have helped to make life in the work place so much better, faster, more efficient and even more exciting too.
We can now all use a computer to help promote our business. We can get in touch with potential customers on the other side of the world, and we can do all of this in an instant. As long as the computer programme we’re using does everything we need it to so, then we’re usually pretty satisfied with it.
When a computer breaks down or a programme fails to work as it should, it’s then that we have to resort to old methods. But once the computer is back in action and up and running as normal, we can get back to work and enjoy the efficiency and relative freedom that using a computer in the workplace can bring.