Effect of Mobile Technology on Labor Productivity
Mobile technology was first developed in 1973 and has evolved since then to become one of the most used technologies in the planet. Mobile technology has increased the productivity of labor to a very large extent, by easing communication between workers in the office setting; productivity among workers has increased tremendously. A worker can coordinate more than one task, and manage programs as well as make follow ups when in the office and when not in the office. This has saved a lot of time that would have otherwise been spend by the manager moving from one department to another to give instruction and make follow up on programs.
Due to increased productivity resulting from multitasking facilitated by mobile technology, workers can now earn more as work that was initially done by more than one person is done by one person with the help of a mobile phone. In addition to that, mobile phone has also redefined technologies such as internet and GPS. This means that workers can track and manage working processes that previously required an office desk and a computer with a smart phone at home and perform all tasks from the comfort of the house. As a result, the economic value of a worker has increased by far compared to when there were no mobile phones.
Mobile technology is more than just communication, smart phones have changed the way work is done, especially the physical presence of a worker in a working station and the relevance of a physical office in a working environment. The presence of mobile technology has eliminated a lot of logistic issues that would have been required to perform a simple task such as reading an email. Mobile technology has really increased the value of labor