It is worthwhile investing in the right technology as it will have a wider impact on operations, a blogger has claimed.
Business Insider contributor Mark Fidelman described how different IT software will have distinct levels of training attached to them, while the actual form of the tools will dictate how employees complete a task and potentially how much they enjoy their job.
"The wrong tool choice can lead to apathy, while the right choice can launch your company to new heights. And that's something worth investing in," he said.
Mr Fidelman pointed out that any worker will have preferences regarding which technology they prefer to use, whether it is due to ease of use or the level of participation. For instance, if a firm is considering managed hosting options, the user interface should be easy to navigate.
There are plenty of other factors to consider when picking the best software for the job in hand, but the user experience should certainly be a priority. Writing for CIO, sector commentator Jonny Evans echoed the view that certain types of technology allow better engagement with staff, which can in turn lead to improved productivity.
He cited various studies that demonstrated how certain technological innovations have the ability to unlock efficiency gains simply due to users being more interested in the tools in hand. One example was how students using tablet computers to learn, rather than conventional textbooks, achieved significantly better results.