Anytime things change, opinion pollsters won’t be far behind. Most of the time, the majority of those surveyed are worried about change, and sceptics tend to outweigh optimists. That doesn’t seem to be the case with digitalization, however. At least, that’s what new numbers on the topic of “IT in the workplace” seem to suggest – this time, the sceptics are in the minority.
IT is essential
21 percent of workers surveyed were afraid they could lose their jobs because of technical evolution and the expansion of IT, the Toluna market research institute discovered. Significantly more people, however, saw the topic in a more neutral light: 37 percent don’t expect any major changes to their lives.
These numbers are even more remarkable, and more positive, if you consider one additional conclusion of the study: people are highly realistic. They know that IT will continue to play an ever-greater role in the workplace in the future. Almost half assumed they would need to learn new IT skills in the future – and they seemed to see this as a chance for personal development, rather than a threat.
Efficiency and security at the Forefront
Of course, new technologies always offer the potential to streamline operations. Theoretically, that’s also the case with an ECM. Automation has been replacing people for quite some time now, after all – first at the machine, and now on the computer. But is this an accurate perception? It would be more correct to say that many companies already have such low staffing levels that employees hardly know what to do with all the documents weighing down their desks. This, then, leads to a higher risk of error.
In a situation like this, an enterprise content manager is primarily an efficiency tool. A tool that gives companies back the security they desperately need. It relieves employees, returning some of the freedoms they’ve lost.
When usability and training go hand in hand …
To make sure this happens, it’s important to create software so it’s as easy and intuitive as possible for the user to operate. And, of course, employee training and continuing education is another important part of the picture. What luck that both are already integrated with EASY: intuitive user interfaces and a broad range of training programs for partners and clients. That means your company can continue on its forward march towards digitalization.