Like all new innovations, technology in work environment can either work for you or against you. What is good for employer or is not always same for employee.
Is Technology Working FOR You or AGAINST You
When cellphones became available it seemed that they would fill a need for instant communication - any time, any place - that would help people be more efficient and thus save time.
Then email became a mainstream method of business communication. Marvelous - now telephones wouldn't ring off hook, messages would not have to be stored and retrieved as verbal communications, which took time. Instead, information would be clear and concise and could be retrieved and answered any time, any where - again promise of more freedom.
With email, internet and cellphones, was it really necessary for workers to be restrained to office? Maybe shorter work days would ensue. Perhaps parents could collect their children from school and be contacted at home via either of these methods.
The work world was changing.
This truth came about as more workers were able to take their jobs with them. The travel from home to work and back again was no longer a barrier for actually DOING work.
Telecommunication was making itself an integral part of conducting business. With cellphones and email, distance, time and travel were no longer barriers to conducting business effectively.