Let’s explore some of the facts – and misconceptions – about the future of work and digital sign-in systems.
The future of work is a topic that seems to become more fraught with concern and misinformation as technology becomes increasingly integral to the way we all do our jobs.
But are these concerns warranted? And how, specifically, are digital sign-in systems affecting the future of work? Let’s discuss some of the more prolific talking points surrounding the topic!
New technology and processes don’t have to be daunting
A common concern with new technology in the workplace is that the process of learning how to use new systems – while they may result in increased efficiency in the long term – can be incredibly daunting.
This tends to only be the case when a technological solution to a problem is poorly designed or implemented. A piece of hardware or software that isn’t intuitive to the user may result in processes actually taking longer. The solution to this is to invest in technology that is intuitive to use from the get-go and doesn’t come with a steep learning curve in order to get to grips with.
An ever-increasing focus on security
Security has been – and likely will continue to be – top of so many people’s priority lists within the workplace, and understandably so.
More and more, it’s becoming vital to have the ability to know exactly who is visiting your premises at any one time, as well as knowing who is scheduled to be on site. Not only does this allow a greater level of oversight empower staff with a greater understanding of everything that is going on within a workplace
We recently published a blog on the reasons why your visitor security management might not be quite as good as you think. Check it out here to see if your visitor security practices are up to scratch!
The effects of automating processes
You can’t really have a meaningful discussion about the future of work without taking into serious consideration the effects of automation on the way we all carry out our jobs and the effects of automation, both in the long and short term.
That being said, it’s also important to address one of the most prevalent concerns that accompanies automation of processes using technology such as digital sign-in systems.
As McKinsey and Co’s research argues, “About half of the activities (not jobs) carried out by workers could be automated.”
This is an important distinction to make. Many people are, understandably, concerned that the prevalence of automation could mean that their role within their workplace becomes unnecessary.
The reality of the situation is that the increasing proliferation of automation within the workplace is actually contributing to many people finding their jobs more impactful and meaningful. This is a result of a significant reduction of mandatory, menial tasks in so many roles, freeing up time for people to dedicate more time to more meaningful, enjoyable work.
Clearly, the future of work – and, in particular, the ways in which digital sign-in systems play a part in that – is a topic that warrants a huge amount of consideration and discussion. It’s completely understandable to have concerns when it comes to fundamental changes in the ways you approach your working life.
What’s essential, then, to ease this transition is technology which is thoughtfully designed and puts the accessibility and intuitivity front-and-centre. VisiPoint’s range of digital sign-in systems are designed with the specific goal of making your visitor management processes more streamlined in a way that fits in with your existing approach to work.
We would love to have a chat with you about the ways in which VisiPoint can automate and streamline your existing processes! Drop us a line using the contact button below to discuss your requirements for a digital sign-in system.
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