Global organizations are at an interesting juncture now – the way work gets done is vastly changing and the way teams communicate is completely different from earlier times. Thus, giving rise to a virtual, collaborative and shared work environments populated by a digitally fluent and aspiring workforce.
Employees are using new technologies to work in teams, across geographies and in real time. Yet another interesting dimension is the entry of a new age group of workers, the baby boomers who are digitally very proficient. They demand flexibility and the rough freedom in the way they work.
HR Managers need to swing into action to effectively manage the digital workforce and leverage technology while simultaneously avoiding its potential pitfalls as well. But the fact remains that if it’s done well – there are abundant opportunities to increase organization effectiveness through a digital revamp. However, that is easier said than done, designing a digital workplace ready for the future seems to be an on-going challenge. Only if the integration between technology, business applications and IT infrastructure happens seamlessly can there be a method to the madness.
Some of the elements that organizations must consider while building a futuristic workplace will be – Device Options, Communications Infrastructure, Telecommunication Tools, Business Applications and Digital Security.
All this said, it’s not going to be easy to bring about this change and keep all factions happy and productive. But if organizations start making this shift they are sure to see its benefits in the form of productivity, innovation, collaboration, and employee satisfaction. And above all it is clearly evident that organizations that are digitally savvy will attract and retain the right talent which will be crucial for their ultimate success.
Tekplay practitioners can present to you a digital workplace strategy that aligns to your business goals and customer needs.