The Digital workplace is no longer a topic of the future, but a critical and strategic key-element for companies to survive and stay competitive. Having a digital workplace means that organisations are equipped with tools and technologies that add business value and allow employees to socialize and collaborate online. 

In one of our previous articles, we covered leveraging digital workplace strategy to prevent disruption in your company and how to strategize for success. So now, let’s have a look at the main benefits of implementing this much needed strategic plan.  

Why implement a digital workplace strategy? 

According to a Forbes Insight survey of 2,000+ CIOs and frontline employees, developing a workplace strategy empowers employees and increases overall enterprise performance.  

Implementing a digital workplace strategy benefits everyone in your organisation. In times of rushed software migrations and uncertain business results, ensuring your employees’ trust and enabling them to use the latest IT and mobility solutions is the only way to drive your enterprise forward.  

By strategizing and implementing a clear digital migration path, you can streamline a digital workplace culture. This culture is facilitated by constantly available cloud resources, real-time communication and efficient online operational processes.  

What we have learned along the years, and especially in the past few weeks is that a solid digital workplace strategy lets you embrace the unexpected. Apart from the regular advantages of keeping a collaboration-based ecosystem running, disruptive factors like socio-economic conditions, location-based problems and security issues can be managed more easily. 

Top 5 benefits of adopting a digital workplace strategy 

A digital workplace is a solution for companies that want to stay competitive and it looks like, it will be the future foundation of our working life. People and technology are the two pillars of success when it comes to digitalising company assets. Of course, change always brings disruption, but a clear digital workplace strategy outweighs these challenges. The top 5 benefits of adopting a digital workplace are: 

Enhanced security 

A clear modern workplace strategy should cover the security of both the employees and the company’s enterprise data. As cybercrime rises alongside the usage of online working platforms, the probability for security breaches is constantly rising. 

A digital workplace should allow IT departments to have an overview of all the company’s assets and networks and if necessary, manage them remotely. This helps prevent any kind of harm imputed to the company’s data or eventual leaks that could affect the overall employees’ privacy.  

Improved scalability 

Businesses never stop developing. From year to year, the digital workplace needs iterations to keep up with new standards. 

Since companies grow, the digital workplace is not a one-time-implementation thing. It is rather a matter of being able to integrate new and existing applications, widgets, and processes while having the ability to step in and offer a replacement function if necessary. 

Augmented productivity 

A digital workplace should offer the flexibility for employees to choose where and when to work from and offer them a good user experience. 

This enhances productivity and keeps them more engaged. Companies should strategize and embrace new technologies as part of their digital workplace without further worrying about their security or user experience.

Great accessibility 

By providing your employees with all the tools they need to communicate and collaborate, you empower a digital workplace culture in your organization. 

Data accessibility and the option of working on several documents at the same time cut down meeting times and can give your staff more time for coming up with new ideas and innovation.

Cost efficiency 

With clear targets and goals, you can implement a future-ready digital workplace that can face future business challenges and provide all necessary features for today and tomorrow. Implementing a sustainable digital workplace strategy helps reduce the operational costs and manage resources like time, money and skills more efficiently. 

Digital workplace strategy remains a key-aspect 

Accesa’s previous work with clients in many different industries has shown us that our clear digital workplace strategies lead to enhanced business efficiency. Some of the results of implementing modern collaboration tools are: 

  • Optimizing extensive time-consuming and error-prone work processes for hundreds of employees 
  • Data accessibility from multiple sources and smooth onboarding of new employees through an already existing structure with all the required information at hand. 
  • Real-time communication and collaboration with modern chat tools and document-editing solutions that allow working on several documents at the same time.  

Our recommendation is to define your strategy by clearly choosing the migration and management solutions that are designed to make your processes more compliant and efficient. Whether your platform is on-premises, in a cloud or a hybrid environment, the implementation of a clear strategy helps you create a secure and coherent working environment. This will bring you benefits in all business and operational areas. 

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