Cutting complexity and making optimum use of modern technologies increases productivity.
One essential factor in this respect is simple and efficient collaboration and communication. This is all the more important in light of increasing diversity. Diverse teams are the key to the future – within the business and in conjunction with clients, suppliers, partners or freelancers. Sharing and collective editing of documents must be supported. Quick ballots in chats and video conferences with the virtual team are becoming a routine feature. New methods of working that don′t depend on a particular platform, terminal device, generation or discipline need to be introduced. The modern workplace supports these goals.
Agility is the key to success. Your business needs to be able to pick up on market changes quickly and flexibly and to respond appropriately.
Agile management depends on an ingrained culture of trust. Employees are encouraged to be proactive, developing individual solutions quickly and in direct contact with the client. Waiting to be assigned tasks from on high is a thing of the past. As are the paralyzing processes that arise through rigid bureaucratic planning, controlling and reporting activities. The focus is on self-responsibility and self-organization. This requires new ways of working and new technologies in the workplace.
Change management and leadership form the foundation of every successful and agile business. The modern working environment gives employees more scope to show what they can do. Successful transformation usually requires changes to the organization′s corporate culture – there′s no such thing as a universal solution.
Every employee wants to avoid complexity in the workplace and be able to work efficiently. Getting information from A to B should be a swift and straightforward process. If the company′s IT is failing to deliver here, this tends to lead to the use of unauthorized hardware and third-party IaaS and SaaS products. This results in a proliferation of IT and unmonitored data exchange beyond the company′s control.
Bans have little effect here! The Management team and CIOs need to offer alternatives that meet compliance requirements and are user-friendly to boot. If the business provides employees with a suitable solution in their familiar work environment, there will be no need for shadow IT. And compliance requirements will be met automatically.
Modern employees want to be able to access data flexibly, on the move and in real time. This requirement is at the heart of the modern workplace.
A clear awareness of the tasks employees are involved in on a day-to-day basis, the obstacles and challenges they are confronted with in their work and the aspects they enjoy is required to make the modern workplace a success story.
Introducing the right technology to achieve specific improvements and simplify working routines helps establish intrinsic and lasting motivation among employees.
Data is counted among a business′ most valuable resources and needs to be protected accordingly. Given the diverse communication options available nowadays, this data is increasingly exchanged between all of the stakeholders.
The advance of digitalization has made data control, data use and the assignment of access rights, i.e. governance, particularly significant.
Some of today′s software applications already offer integrated, constantly updated features that support compliance with rules governing data identification, classification, storage and deletion. They also cover the management of access rights and take account of the associated statutory regulations.
In addition, you should implement or optimize organizational measures at process level to make security and compliance an integral part of your corporate culture.
The journey to the modern workplace is an individual and ongoing process. Our six-step Netrics compass is designed to help you navigate your journey and achieve quick, effective and quantifiable results. Whether you′ve already begun your journey or are still at the planning stage, as an experienced partner we′ll accompany you every step of the way. Let′s create excellent experiences for your employees together!
First of all, it′s important to take specific steps to raise employee awareness. This is the cornerstone of long-term success with the new tools. Employees need to know which tools can be used in which context and what purpose they serve, and it′s crucial that they are aware that the tools are there to make their everyday working life easier.
User acceptance is the key to success. This is where the focus should lie. Implementation of a formal strategy for adoption and change management, based, for example, on a continuous adoption plan, is therefore crucial.
The goal is to recognize patterns and connections in the data that provide valuable insight and reveal different courses of action. In operational activities, analytics back up concrete company decisions to minimize risks and harness potential for efficiency, for example.
Combining statistical methods with cutting-edge technologies allows you to process, understand and visualize vast quantities of data. The results can be used for maximum benefit along the entire value creation chain.
You can observe client behavior, market segments and growth potential, avoid making bad decisions and develop new business models. The analytical functions extend from the basics such as data management and business intelligence to more complex functions such as performance management, predictive modeling, automation and more besides.
When combined with data analytics and business intelligence solutions, modern ways of working provide a crucial competitive edge. Interdepartmental collaboration in agile teams and the targeted use of real-time metrics modeling allow you to respond rapidly to market changes. Prompt results from the analysis help you to draw the right conclusions and make the right decisions at the right time.
A strong corporate culture and agile organizational structures are key requirements here. Technology can only play its role if these are in place.