• Lorri

Bringing Alexa to work? Here's what you need to know about Digital Assistants in the workplace.



With the rise in popularity of Digital Assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home, a growing number of us are living like we're on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise (is there anything Star Trek hasn't predicted correctly? I, for one, am not looking forward to being assimilated by the Borg). As we become more comfortable, even reliant, on our Digital Assistants (DAs) to do tasks like run our appliances and help us binge watch episodes of Orange is the New Black, it's inevitable that DAs are finding their way into the workplace. There's a certain liberty to voice-activated devices; by using them, we're training ourselves to become less screen-dependent, so it's natural for us to be inclined to carry these new habits and behaviours into our work