The paper 'How Technological Advancements Have Altered Business Communication" is a good example of business coursework. Throughout the last half-century, there has been massive technological advancement. There has been such progressive advancement that the modern-day, the use of technology in communication has become indispensable. This technological advancement has brought significant changes to almost all aspects of human life, including the way business is conducted. It goes without saying that technological advancement has undoubtedly impacted greatly on business communication. There have been various technological inventions in the field of communication such as the Internet, emails, Smartphones, teleconferencing, social media, information systems as well as communication applications; and all these have greatly revolutionized business communication.
Business communication has been made more efficient, easier and effective than in the past as a result of these and more technological inventions. In comparison with the past, there are currently many ways and means of communication than in the past centuries. The traditional forms and technologies of communication have included telephone, television magazines and newspapers. However, better and more efficient communication technologies such as the ones mentioned above have been introduced and they have had massive impacts on the business world.
In the modern-day, the extent at which companies successfully incorporate new forms of communication technology within their practices directly affects their long-term growth prospects (Sheoran 2012). Recent research has shown that companies and businesses which adopt new forms of communication technology with a greater level of enthusiasm are in a better position to achieve long-term growth and success (Sheoran 2012). One of the most important and groundbreaking technological inventions of the last half-century is the cell phone. The cell phone has greatly altered and revolutionized the way business communicates.
Prior to the incorporation of the cell phone in the business world, coworkers had to move around and about the workplace with the aim of exchanging valuable information that was crucial in day to day business operations (Sheoran 2012). Thus, a lot of valuable time was wasted in the process. However, the integration of the mobile phone in business communication has enabled employees to communicate with each other with relative ease, either via text messaging or direct calls (Sheoran 2012).
This has helped save much time. With the invention of the cell phone, technological advancements still continued and the smartphones soon followed. Over and above text messaging and calling, Smartphones can perform so many other tasks that are crucial to business operations. In addition to having a greater data handling capacity, Smartphones have better and more reliable connectivity as compared with the traditional cell phones (Connick 2013). With this better connectivity, it is much easier for employees as well as managers to access their email and social networking accounts via their Smartphones and thus making communication much easier (Connick 2013).
Smartphones are also great personal data assistants as they help in schedule keeping and task management. This is because they have diaries, calendars and apps which come in handy when scheduling meetings and appointments (Connick 2013). With the rapid innovation of Smartphone apps taking place, it is possible in today’ s world to scan and send business documents and images using Smartphones. Much like the Smartphones, iPads and tablets have altered the way communication is done in organizations. These gadgets have become the tools of choice for many organizations, and they are fast replacing laptops and traditional desktop computers.
IPads and tablets offer a light and portable means of accessing, processing and relaying information to clients in the field (Connick 2013). These gadgets consume lesser power than laptops and desktop computers and thus are more cost-effective. In recent times, iPads and tablets have become so popular in the business world that manufacturers such as Apple have begun developing new apps specifically for business users (Connick 2013).
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