The digital workplace is here, and it's redefining success in business. In order for organizations to create productive, empowered, and creative workforces, employees must be able to use today's technologies and systems how they operate best.
Driving this new way to work are the latest consumer technology advances -- mobile devices, the proliferation of apps for every imaginable task and interest, wearables, and more -- as well as changing workforce demographics (Millennials have surpassed the former generations and make up the majority of the workforce). Technology affords employees the ability to work from anywhere, and today's fast-paced and ever-evolving business environment demands new ways of communicating that nurture a stronger sense of employee engagement, achieve higher levels of collaboration, and ultimately enable faster and better decision making.
But how can an enterprise not only keep pace but excel with these expectations?
New tools are part of the answer. Every screen potentially becomes a way of delivering and interacting with content. Place-based digital screens, desktops, IP phones, tablets, smartphones, video walls, and wearable devices all become content destinations. Enterprises can start by making connectivity to content easy for employees in areas they already encounter everyday:
Enabling the connection through place-based digital screens and devices is only part of the answer. The other element is the ability to share with employees a variety of highly visualized real-time data, video, and imagery that are organized into content channels, whether it's company news or key performance indicators, that's readily accessible, shareable, and automatically updated.
Facilitated by drag-and-drop tools and data-driven graphics, this new generation of visual communications technology allows staff to quickly build new content channels and for employees to rapidly respond to changing events. In the end, it provides a way to elevate the impact of messaging within an organization.