As technology continues improving, the international business communication barriers have begun to be a part of the past. Until the early 70’s, business’ would communicate internally and externally using formal business letters where mail would be the only form of communication. Now, computers have facilitated the way business’ interact with people. Computer technology systems such as email, skype, or automated voice systems have allowed humans to interact from anywhere in the world within seconds. Does this actually improve business operations internationally?
The word efficient is used to describe the current technological state the world is in. Aside from the manual labor and time saved from these technological systems to ease communication barriers both domestic and internationally, the financial savings are crucial to keep a profitable business operating. As a result of the success, there have been studies conducted that infer there has been a lack of productivity due to the “always connected” norms. So yes, there are actually negatives that stem from the efficiency technology brings international business. A downside of being able to constantly communicate with a person in a different country then oneself is the lack of motivation to take a break from work. If you have a smart phone, odds are you check your email outside of work and never disconnect from work.
The freelance industry has started to boom as companies began hiring talent found remote to the organization. Due to technological advancements, a person’s physically location may not limit him/her from being an effective employee. At the end of the day, technology has improved the way of living in general, bringing along some negative side effects as well. I believe it is crucial to have globalization be normalized by large scale companies to boost GDP’s with allied countries. Economic development will rise for countries if they utilize the technology at their fingertips.