Enables greater agility for businesses
The Covid pandemic super-accelerated digital transformation and the momentum has been continued across the globe with some of the most innovative solutions designed to support the future of work. According to a recent report on the future of work by Gartner, over 75% of workers want a flexible work environment, while the rest want more personal time with their teams.
To better accommodate hybrid work environments, 66% of decision makers in the company are considering redesigning physical spaces. What is key in this environment is to ensure productivity, safety and collaboration regardless of workplaces.
From physical spaces to Internet-enabled workplaces, into the spotlight is the digital workplace, a suite of tools and services available in a centralized, cloud-based platform that empowers businesses to function seamlessly across multiple settings. The ultimate goal is for all employees, regardless of where they work from, to be productive, committed and safe.
The creation of a digital workplace
A digital workplace is a virtual environment where employees do not need to change the way they interact with technology and work applications based on where they are or what device they are using.
Top technologies that will drive this environment include Cloud, Unified Communication, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, augmented analytics etc and will manifest in the form of cloud-based work cores, virtual personal assistants, immersive work applications, AI chatbots, advanced productivity analysis among others.
A typical digital workplace will include virtual desktops connected to the cloud, virtual applications or tools to work from anywhere, secure endpoints that protect users from cyber threats as well as physical threats, collaboration tools to engage with co-workers, analytical tools to identify employee competencies and address issues, among other services.
Once the aforementioned digital workplace tools are in place, organizational leaders will need to ensure that employees are aligned with the vision of a healthy digital culture. The expectation is that the companies that set up a digital workplace will witness increased productivity, engaged employees, lower employee turnover, better talent retention, better customer service, better security and reduced expenses.
That said, one of the biggest challenges to improving the digital workplace experience is the gap between what employees need and what organizations offer. According to a trend report published by Deloitte, only 38% of employees are satisfied with work-related technology and tools.
Investing in the right technology provider, one that delivers tools and services that complement business as well as employee needs, is the first step toward building a sustainable digital workplace.
Think Digital Workplace Solutions, Think TTBS
Tata Tele Business Services (TTBS) is on a mission to make every day seamless for both businesses and their employees with its smart suite of digital transformation solutions in one platform.
The company offers industry-leading digital workplace products such as Microsoft 365 for Business and Google Workplace Solutions – a suite of apps and tools intended to give small and medium-sized businesses the support they need to digitize their operations without spending too much time or money. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are in the initial phase of their digital transformation journey will greatly benefit from digital workplace products.
These digital workplace solutions provide a single membership where team members can access all apps in the entire Microsoft Office suite or Google Workplace Suite. Since it’s a unified platform that runs on the cloud, businesses can access a wide range of tools without having to purchase subscriptions for each one. They will be able to communicate and collaborate without distractions, share computers and apps, upgrade licenses and store up to 1 TB of data.
Sharing his views, Vishal RallySenior Vice President, Product & Marketing, Tata Teleservices, said, “Both Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workplace Solutions are true digital workplace products, providing a proven set of tools that have been a mainstay in offices for nearly three decades now. From simplifying internal processes to increasing productivity, these digital workplace products unlock the potential of your employees by leveraging technology. Our expertise and experience with small and medium-sized businesses also means that reliable service is ensured.”
What makes these solutions stand out is that they are cloud-based, so they require no IT infrastructure investment, include little or no setup requirements, enable a quick transition to remote work and provide 24/7 support.
The future looks hopeful
According to Reportlinker, the global digital workplace market is expected to reach $44.9 billion by 2026. Fast forward to 10 years from now, and users will no longer turn on their devices to log in. They can have password-free multi-factor authentication to log into their job portal. They will get all their notifications and tasks, be able to collaborate and share files without switching devices. In other words, there will be only one single interface to do all their work. At the end of the day, employees will truly be able to call their workplace theirs.
If your company wants to reach that era, it is important to add digital to your workplaces today. Know more about how TTBS Microsoft 365 for Business and Google Workplace Solutions can help you increase your digital workplace skills.