In recent years, technology has played an increasingly crucial role in the professional realm. As computers and e-mail have emerged as integral parts of office operations, they have also changed the dynamic between workers. Perhaps the most significant area that technology has impacted is workplace collaboration.
In the time before such computer-based applications as Google Docs and Trello existed, lines of communication between coworkers were far more basic. Workers primarily interacted and collaborated with others while in the office or not at all. With modern technological devices, however, these lines are open even to those who live several time zones apart. Working on a team no longer means daily face-to-face interactions - collaborative relationships can build at any time and from anywhere.
Technology has also played an increasingly important role in areas outside of daily work itself. More employees are connecting with each other and building friendships through social media sites than ever before. This has helped workers move past the need for using work get-togethers as a means of building relationships with their colleagues.