Creating collaborative Digital Workspaces to improve internal communication
There are many definitions of the Digital Workspace, and indeed many different names for it too! You may have heard Digital Workplace, Modern Workplace/space, and Virtual Workplace/space to name a few.
But what is it exactly?
The Digital Workspace is a collection of evolving technologies designed around your user’s needs that will give them the space and freedom to work securely anywhere and on any device. It optimises their experience and engagement with the tools and resources they need to help them be more effective and productive.
First and foremost it’s important to understand that the Digital Workspace is not an intranet or an out-of-the-box, “one size fits all” product. Employees increasingly use a variety of tools, services and apps outside of your organisation’s corporate network. Their consumer experience is becoming blurred with their working experience and the Digital Workspace helps to bridge this gap. Through integrating, enhancing or developing a mix of systems, servers and apps in the Cloud, the Digital Workspace is the new employee experience evolution, designed for a mobile workforce.
The size and shape of the Digital Workspace will vary depending on the shape, size and objectives of the organisation, but its key elements should empower:
- Communication and employee engagement
- Information and knowledge sharing
- Productivity – working anywhere at any time
- Business applications – specific self-service tools for employees
The Digital Workspace doesn’t exist without technology. Indeed, technological advancement is the genesis of the whole concept. But too much focus is given to the technology available to build a Digital Workspace, and not enough is given to the people, processes and change management required to make it work the best it can.
How ClearPeople can help
In order to be a success, the Digital Workspace needs to be fully supported by a process of change and designed around your employees themselves. Our Consultagents work with you to create highly usable Digital Workspaces that boost communication and productivity by providing advice on:
- Strategic planning for your organisation’s internal communications goals
- Understanding your employees to create engaging and intuitive user experiences designed specifically for them
- User adoption and people change management
- Operational management and governance
- Security and compliance
- Agile ways of working
- Best-of-breed technology
- Device management and enterprise mobility
- Cloud adoption
Watch our Co-founders discuss how the Digital Workspace enables today’s workforce to get their jobs done more effectively from wherever they happen to be and on whatever device they choose.
Download the first in our series of whitepapers on The Digital Workspace to explore how technology, culture and design interact to engage your employees.
Take a peek at our Digital Workspace fact sheet.
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