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Discover how a richer relationship with technology can empower us to have a better experience across all aspects of our lives.

In this article, business technology specialist The Access Group, explains how we can harness the potential of technology to deliver better, more human results.

Our relationship with technology has probably changed more in the last 18 months than it has in the last 10 years. Despite the terrible circumstances, the pandemic has given us the push we needed to reframe our relationship with technology, allowing us to fundamentally change the way we live, work and play.

Dave Coplin, author of ‘Rise of the Humans’ and CEO and founder of business consultancy, The Envisioners says, “Millions of workers have finally discovered the opportunities (and some challenges) provided by flexible working, which for the most part gives people more control over both their work and personal lives. The irony for me is that the technology that makes this possible has been with us for almost a decade, we just lacked the ability to understand fully what it could do for us”.

Through adversity we have discovered how a richer relationship with technology has empowered us to have better experiences across all aspects of our lives, and this will continue to shape our expectations and ambitions for the foreseeable future.

 As employers, we need to be mindful of the culture we create, and how we place expectations on our teams and employees to use the technology. We have to find their perfect balance so they can provide their best value to both the organisation and themselves.

Equally, as individuals, we need to be accountable to ourselves about how we use technology to empower us to do better at work, and ultimately better at home. 

When used well, technology should free us up to enjoy more human experiences – but it can’t do it alone, it requires us to do the right thing in order to make it possible. It’s about how we can harness the potential of technology to deliver better, more human results for all of us.

Download the eBook: Technology should free us up to enjoy more human experiences.

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