The Evolution of Communication Technology

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Email (1992)

Although initially invented by Ray Tomlinson in 1971, it wasn’t until 1985 that email was commonly used by academics, government employees and the military. Since these groups had early access to the Internet, they adopted it before many other groups. In 1992, Microsoft Outlook was released and influenced the ways in which businesses used email. It became a key factor in changing the way work was done. Instead of interacting in person, or relying on fax machines and phone calls, email allowed businesses to have more instantaneous connections to people all over the world. Additionally, the ability to create a written record of processes, logistics and decisions was very beneficial to organizations. Email revolutionized the way business is done and has resulted in a more efficient and dynamic workplace.

Even before the emergence of technology, communication has been at the forefront of relationship building and business development. The changes in communication technology over the last four decades have been revolutionary. Now with more millennials in the workforce than baby boomers, the way we work and communicate with one another is changing. Ray Tomlinson’s recent passing further reminds us of how far communication has come since he founded email in 1971 and reset the standard of how we talk to each other.

Today, newer advancements like texting and messaging apps have spurred even more efficiency within workplace communication. We have come a long way since the days of written letters and memos. Even email has become a secondary form of communication in the workplace as chat platforms are taking over. In this slideshow, Kore, a bots-based messaging platform, presents milestones in workplace communication to show how it has evolved and what lies ahead for the future of work.  

 

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