The way we work has been noticeably affected by the interference of technology, it has shifted the mindsets of employers and employees respectively.
The need of being physically present at the office has been eliminated due to the introduction of digital workplace platforms, breaking the traditional boundaries of physical office presence, while being equally productive from anywhere and at any time.
However, the shift to a digital platform should be smart in order to avoid unwanted incidents and not compromise on the outcome. In order to shift to digital, you should always start with a nifty strategy for your new digital workplace and know what is it.
What is a “Digital Workplace”?
Some people may think that a digital work place is just as a virtual office, or a work from home solution. while it does have similar components; a digital work place is a cloud-based platform that holds all your applications, data, tools and collaboration features that are needed to perform your duties securely anywhere and at any time using any device. In other words, imagine that you can interact and engage with your peers, manage your projects and processes, attend meetings, share information and celebrate achievements from on single hub!
But is it worth it to make the shift?
According to recent studies by Deloitte, it was shown that 64% of employees would opt for a lower paying job if they are given the flexibility of working from home, also the impact of having a strong online social networks as an organization resulted in 7% increase in productivity compared to those without. Moreover, studies showed that companies who had installed social media tools has found a median 20% increase in employee satisfaction, while it also confirmed an increase in employee retention by up to 87%. **
“The Strategy” for a Digital Workplace
Realistically, we are witnessing nowadays a number of trending digital tools that replicates the idea of a digital workplace, though they are innovative, they still remain fragmented and often do not succeed to achieve a seamless coordination among them to achieve the desired outcome.
Having this mindset already inaugurated in the systems of many organizations; we need to tap again on the importance of having a digital workplace strategy to achieve your desired collaboration outcomes.
A simple set of questions that needs to be answered to embed the strategy structure are as follows:
Answering this set can more or less put you steps closer towards achieving a digital workplace strategy that covers your entire digital ecosystem and makes it easier for you to adopt this transformational path within your business.
A hint from hands-on experience
We were all forced to adopt a remote working regimen when the world was hit by COVID-19. I am aware that this topic is over used and abused, however I cannot thank enough the presence of a work-saving solution at STS! we were able to perform at full capacity while not being physically at the office while achieving great outcomes.
As I see it digital Workplace works and it gives a new perspective for today’s employee regardless of the situation.
At STS, we are a proud with Ngage, our Integrated Workplace Solution that answers to various hurdles that your business may face while maintaining high levels of collaboration and agility.
Ngage incorporates elements from Cisco and Microsoft collaboration technologies, topped with an “out- of- the- box”, “STS – made” intranet portal, to allow you explore unlimited integration possibilities.
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Director, Managed Services
**According to Deloitte’s report, “The digital workplace: Think, share, do” for a compilation of benefits gained by adopting a digital workplace