The Modern Workplace and your digital transformation

by Oct 1, 2019Digital Strategy, Digital Workplace0 comments

The Digital Workplace enables companies to increase employee productivity and improve competitive advantage. The digital transformation strategy makes it possible to master the central challenges of the modern workplace.

The world of business is rapidly changing, transforming

Digitization is increasingly replacing rigid forms of work with flexible workplace concepts and working time models. More and more employees work on the go, at customer sites, in remote or home offices. Our near-future goal should be our ability to work where we want and how we want to work. Achieving this goal will require an employee’s first perspective before technology.

Young and older professionals alike attach great importance to flexible working or mobile working. They want to decide for themselves when and how they work. A study by the World Services Group has shown that for millennials, the balance between work and leisure is the most important. Only then does the increase in wealth follow.

If you want to position yourself as an attractive employer in times of digitization, you should offer existing and future employees, flexible workplace concepts and working time models. The keyword is “Employee Experience or Consumer Experience.”

Work flexibility can only be successful through strategy and digital devices.

To enable companies to do this, as a basic requirement, they must implement a high-performing, digital workplace or digital workspace. A digital workplace allows employees to secure access to all relevant company applications and data. A digital workplace becomes a one-stop-shop. The Digital workplace is a single destination for all employees to find one source of truth. The digital workplace is the gateway to all your workforce mission-critical activities. The location where your employee works and which devices they are using does not matter.

A digital workstation (the tool or device) enables completely flexible work – i.e. exactly what many young professionals expect. 

Increase employee productivity

In addition to satisfaction, the digital workplace, and the associated flexible way of working, also increase employee productivity. The long-term consequence: the turnover of the entire company increases.

For example, the fact that the digital workplace has a positive impact on business performance stems from global Avanade research. A similar result comes from a study by VMware, which was developed in collaboration with the research institute Forbes Insights. According to the report, employees report substantial productivity gains thanks to the introduction of digital workplaces.

Consistently high safety level

Of course, all of these benefits can only help companies when they implement a comprehensive security concept. It is important to protect access to data and applications. Otherwise, there is a risk of data theft. Data theft can have severe consequences for companies – especially in the loss of sensitive data.

With a digital workplace, companies can significantly reduce this risk. Here, the corresponding security is automatically included: For example, all data and applications that belong to the digital workplace, located in a secure data center. All applications are updated regularly and fully automatically – so that they are always up to date. In addition, only applications known to the IT department are used. In addition to comprehensive protection against data theft or malware attacks, one of the biggest security and privacy risks can be minimized: the shadow IT.

Shadow IT means employees in everyday work use applications that the IT department is not aware of or have not syndicated.