7 Tools that will Digitally Transform Workplaces

Samrat Pradhan (Correspondent) | Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 13:19 IST

7 Tools that will Digitally Transform Workplaces

With the advancements in various next-generation technologies today, we are witnessing a significant transformation of businesses’ workplace; a shift from obsolete analog towards the dawn of the digital era.  

Digital Workplace transformation has made both the management and employees to optimally reap the benefits of today’s technologies and bring  the needed efficiency and productivity. Moreover, it has been an utmost necessity for businesses to transition themselves towards a digital workplace to stay competitive in the market.

For instance, a survey has shown that those companies who are actively cultivating the digital workplaces have reported almost 30 percent reduction in the occupancy costs. 

This transition has created a robust network of connected workplace technologies which develops collaborative environments to carry out operations effectively. 

Hence, today technology adoption to transition to the workplace has rapidly evolved and has become a vital parameter for a business to run smoothly, irrespective of their industrial segments. 

Here are 7 InnovativeTools to digitally transform workplaces:

1. Cloud Technology

One of the most hyped technologies of the 21st century has been none other than Cloud Computing. Today, most of the important aspects that business rely on are being placed onto a Cloud environment; from creating a Digital Workplace that fosters collaboration, developing a digital workplace that connects mobile frontline workers and homeworkers, to delivering business transformation through custom web and mobile solutions, Develop your Business Intelligence with a data warehouse, and develop business intelligence with new tools like visualisation and AI. 

 2. Workforce Solutions with Digital Security in Mind

One of the most vital parameters that today’s businesses need to focus on is cyber-security. According to a report, by 2021, cyber attacks will cost the global economy an astounding USD 6 Trillion. In just 5 years of time, it has doubled and this number is likely to increase in the coming future. Hence, it has been very critical to select secure systems when implementing new communication technology in business. Moreover, with the new GDPR regulation landscape, organizations should encourage their employees to utilize secure messaging apps to communicate with one another. 

 

3. Smart Virtual Assistants

It is a new communication technology in today’s business landscape. Smart Virtual Assistants are not only for the top executives and leaders, but rather it is for every employee to increase their productivity and efficiency.  Supporting this ideology, Gartner has predicted  that 25 percent of digital workplace will integrate virtual assistants by 2021. This technology can significantly enhance the digital environment from answering questions in real-time, handling operational logistics, and also the utilization of Machine-learning algorithms to compile data and enhance one’s capabilities. 

4. Immersive Team Apps

Once upon a time, video conferencing with co-workers was an innovation for the digital workplace. But however, with the dawn of virtual reality, it has provided workers more innovative ways, particularly for the manufacturing industry to effectively carry-out their operations. According to a survey, out of three manufacturers in the U.S., one manufacturer are planning to adopt any form of Virtual Reality in the near future. 

 

5. Data Authenticity  

Today, every organization is looking towards the authenticity of data and content so as to drive its significant value. Currently, we are witnessing an explosion of data and content across every industry segment. Hence filtering data/content to make structured data is one of the important trends that needs to be focused in the digitalization of the workplace. 

According to a recent study by Accenture, about 79 percent of executives have agreed that an organization's success depends upon the data and have been taking it very seriously when it comes to formulate critical systems and strategies on data.   

6. Workplace Decentralization

Businesses are structured under centralized and decentralized markets in today’s market. For instance, in a centralized structure, the top notch people of an organization take all the decisions such as CEO, CIO, CTO to name a few.  However  in a decentralized system, every employee of a particular organization will have a role in the decision making  and can come up with their own directives for the future. Hence, the transformation towards a digital workplace will be dependent upon how an organization can develop a decentralized structure. 

7. Progressive Employee Engagement

One of the most vital factors that has been influencing employee engagement and experience in the workplace is the digitalization with various technological advancements. Hence, to maximize productivity, organizations must modernize their employees so as to stay relevant with the progressive environments. The  technology evolution will play a first hand in positively impacting employee’s experience. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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