Four Key Challenges of the Modern Workplace

Over the past few years, we’ve seen some dramatic changes in workplaces around the world. The traditional nine-to-five office has been replaced by a flexible, interactive environment where creativity is encouraged, aesthetic design is demanded, and superior productivity is vital.

Beneath these broad changes, however, lie a host of issues that need to be addressed in order for an organisation to truly flourish in the present day. Organisations wishing to meaningfully modernise must ensure that they are evolving quickly and well, remaining productive, developing flexibility, and safeguarding privacy.

 

1. Getting Ahead

Failure to be tech-forward can result in reduced success and taking a backseat to the competition. The variety of different devices and applications now used, and the complexities associated with managing them all, presents challenges.

The world stops for no one, and nowhere is this truer than in the field of digital evolution. Evidence suggests that the pace of adoption of accelerating.[1] Organisations wishing to maintain a competitive advantage need to modernise more quickly and more meaningfully, not only buying in new tech, but learning how to use it well and to extract the maximum value possible.

 

2. Increasing Productivity

One of the most important aspects of work today is productivity. If there’s one thing that every leader has at the top of their to-do list, it’s driving productivity. Gone are the days when productivity was just a numbers game. The key driver behind any organisation’s balance sheet is its people.

Team members need to be equipped with the right tools to deliver the best possible outcomes. Motivation will ultimately affect the productivity of your organisation. As each employee is different, you can’t rely on a one-size-fits-all approach and hope for the best. You need to engage with staff, and tap into what motivates them, in order to retain the best people.

 

3. Making Flexibility Work

For many employees, the ability to work anywhere, anytime, and from any device is a key factor in achieving the right work–life balance. The best employees are increasingly seeking out organisations that promote innovation, reject siloed work structures, and embrace flexibility.[2]

Companies try to cater to these desires, but there is always a risk that increased flexibility will lead to decreased productivity. To avoid this, you need to choose the right platform—one that not only supports flexible work, but also helps your team work smarter.

 

4. Protecting Information

The sharing economy presents organisations and their employees with risks in terms of data security.[3] The past was a simpler time, with information only accessed in the office. Today, the cloud supports more than a third of IT requirements.[4] Close to half of all customer and organisation information is stored in the cloud, outside the direct control of IT departments.

At the same time, cyberattacks are increasing, both in number and in sophistication. Organisations must invest in modern security, implementing systems that are specially designed to cope with the growing importance of the cloud, as well as the latest strategies employed by cyberattackers.

 

Transforming Your Organisation

Modernisation can be daunting. That’s where Datacom Modern Workplace comes in. We use the latest, cloud-based Microsoft 365 software so you stay ahead of the pack.

Microsoft 365, including Windows 10, is an evolving platform geared towards maximising efficiency, innovation, and productivity. It fosters easier and smarter collaboration and communication, whether employees are in the same office or several time zones apart, helping your organisation to develop a stronger teamwork culture.

Comprehensive security tools ensure that you retain control over your data, meet compliance requirements, and minimise the likelihood of a breach.

In addition to the best tools, we provide superior adoption programmes, ensuring that your team understands the new tools, recognises the advantages they bring, and is excited to embrace them. Datacom Modern Workplace doesn’t just make transforming your organisation less daunting, it makes it actively appealing.

 

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[1] https://hbr.org/2013/11/the-pace-of-technology-adoption-is-speeding-up
[2] https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/future-technologies/evolution-of-remote-working/
[3] http://www.information-age.com/sharing-economy-driving-workplace-change-123462752/
[4] http://www.information-age.com/security-sharing-economy-123461644/

 

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