Work Style Shift
In today’s world, collaboration has to be easy. All employees need to have access to the resources they need, when and where they need them. You need smarter, more seamless and agile ways to make things happen regardless of physical location.
Technologies such as automation are freeing up people and organisations to perform at their best, wherever teams are working. Explosion of mobile computing and internet connected devices has created a variety of new capabilities and functionalities, changing how we work and interact. And the proliferation of cloud services provides greater opportunity for digital transformation in the workplace as they offer cost efficient and scalable tools. However, with all that connectedness comes greater security concerns in the workplace.
Changes in the Workforce
The past couple of years have accelerated technological and work style changes and the continuity of operations, pressure on cost control and efficiency, and maintaining security through flexible working models have become the main concerns.
In a flexible or hybrid work environment which adapts well to unforeseen changes, employees expect to be able to communicate, print, and access information where and when they want it. Instead of “people going to work”, 2020 and 2021 saw a necessary shift to “work going to people”.
We also have three generations in the workforce today who all work in different ways. Some work with paper while others have eliminated or greatly reduced it, going 100% digital with opportunities for automation and AI to streamline tasks.
Meanwhile, expectations on corporate responsibility and generating social value remain on the increase and customers want to understand how companies operate in the ecological, social and economic environment.
Don't Just Survive, Thrive!
Those that adapt to more flexible work models the best have a common set of priorities that deliver beyond productivity and into agility:
- Workplace technology that helps people do their job regardless of location
- Access to content, documentation and information that underpin business critical processes
- Analytics and automation to make complex workflows less resource intensive
- Recognise the importance of sustainability and security expertise
As you continue to adjust to ensure continuity, productivity and sustainability regardless of the challenges thrown in your path, it’s time to rethink the way you work to thrive. And for every type of business, the answers are likely different. Which is where the right technology partner with proven workplace expertise and the breadth of tools comes into play.