Innovation Is Nothing Without People:
Understanding the Human Element of Technology


Technology has changed the way we live our lives. It’s no longer just a word related to computers, phones, and other devices – it’s become a way of life. As technology evolves and changes, companies are always looking for new ways to improve their products and services.  

When we think of the world’s most famous inventors, such as Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates, we often forget all the people who helped them make their innovations a reality. 

The greatest inventions in history were not created by one person working alone. Thomas Edison is often credited with the invention of the light bulb, but he was a collaborator who relied on many people. 

For example, he collaborated with chemist William Crookes to produce an incandescent bulb that could last for more than an hour. And Edison’s assistant, Nikola Tesla, developed a system to transmit electricity over long distances. 

Steve Jobs was known for his ability to get people excited about his ideas and products, but he also had a knack for recruiting talented people who could help him realize his vision. One of his most essential hires was software developer Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft with him in 1975. 

Bill Gates became the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $84 billion in 2019 — primarily due to his contributions to improving computing technology and software development. 

All these technological advances and creations would not have been possible unless there were people to create and implement them. 

You must ask yourself, “If you were an employer, what kind of people would you want working for your company?” You might say that a great employee has an excellent work ethic, but so does every other candidate. A great employee must be able to think outside of the box and be creative when faced with a problem. The best employees can think of new ways to solve problems or innovate on existing ideas.  

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With all the technological advances and creations that have come about in recent years, it is easy for employers to get caught up in hiring someone based solely on their skillset without looking at how they will integrate into their corporate culture or how they will contribute further down the road as technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate. 

As we mentioned earlier, there are many different types of skillsets needed today due to this rapid pace of change; however, not everyone possesses these skills right away when they start working somewhere new, which means companies need more than just technical proficiency when assessing potential candidates during interviews – they also need someone who can quickly learn what tasks need completing while still being able to do so efficiently without causing any issues within the workplace environment (or company culture). 

People are behind every innovation, invention, and technology we use today. 

People are behind every innovation, invention, and technology we use today. People are not built for technology; instead, technology is made for people. 

If you look at what a typical tech company looks like today—which was true even ten years ago—you will see rows of computers or monitors with people sitting in front of them. The workstations have been designed to fit human bodies physically: they have chairs with wheels on them so that employees can move around as needed; they have tables for writing or typing; there might be food and drink somewhere nearby (maybe). 

In other words, tech companies need to hire people who understand how humans interact with their products. They need to hire those who understand business needs and culture within an organisation to create products that will meet those needs without being overly complicated or confusing. 

Technology is changing how we live our lives – and it is also changing how companies hire individuals to help make their companies successful. 

Technology is changing the way we live our lives. It is also changing the way companies hire employees to help them succeed. When you think about it, technology can help your company in many ways: 

  1. Technology allows companies to operate more efficiently and effectively than ever before. This can lead to higher productivity; less time wasted on administrative tasks, better customer service and improved sales results. 
  2. The ability to connect with customers from anywhere at any time makes your company more accessible to consumers who want fast answers or immediate action on their issues or concerns regarding products or services offered by a business. 

As technology changes our work, it should empower employees – not replace them.  

If you are reading this, chances are you are familiar with how technology has changed the workplace. You have seen how smartphones and laptops have made us more productive in our daily tasks and how artificial intelligence (AI) allows us to find information faster than ever. Even immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are finding their way into sales & marketing business functions. And while these innovations have been significant for many organisations, they have also come with some pitfalls that must be addressed before things get out of hand. 


People are the centre of all technological innovations, no matter how large or small. They are the ones who really drive innovation, and they are the ones who truly push human capabilities forward. The next time you come across a technological invention you think will change the planet, remember that without people to make it possible, it is extremely limited.