The modern office has changed significantly since the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’re set to oversee further major changes to the way we work. From Gen Z entering the workforce to automation and AI, here are 10 crucial digital workplace priorities to think about for 2023:
Knowledge is essential when it comes to the day-to-day running of your business or organisation. Having a knowledge base is one of the easiest ways to cut back on training time, make remote work more efficient and have a landing point for your company’s key information and company goals.
Remote work has become increasingly popular in the UK and elsewhere, with nearly 40% of those who earn £40,000 or more still working in a remote capacity as of 2022.
Since 2020, remote and hybrid working has revolutionised the modern workplace. While remote working was initially implemented as a temporary solution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many workplaces have now shifted exclusively to remote working, or found ways to integrate a hybrid element to the employee experience.
Digital working is great for several reasons, most notably that employees enjoy greater flexibility over their working hours, while employers aren’t obliged to provide constant oversight during office time. One downside of digital working though, is that it can be difficult to track employee workload and productivity without an office presence.
And then there's the issue of security; after all, many of those documents and interactions between you and your clients contain sensitive financial and business information and neither party could afford to have that information go astray.
In late 2020, Microsoft released SharePoint Syntex. A Microsoft 365 content service, SharePoint Syntex adds Artificial Intelligence content service capabilities to SharePoint document libraries, creating content understanding models that automatically classify the many and various documents in those libraries. Essentially SharePoint Syntex enables businesses to efficiently use the information stored in its documents.
Right now, as a global tightening of the belt takes place, anything that optimises your organisation’s ability to make the most of its hard-earned collective intelligence and to improve productivity, is going to be attracting greater attention.
(Ha. Who would have thought that SharePoint document libraries would become a sexy tech topic – again?)
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Casual interactions are a natural way for humans to connect, especially in an office environment. Whether it’s grabbing a coffee in the kitchen first thing, or throwing around concepts over the office water cooler, some of the most creative, profitable business ideas have come from these interactions.
Is employee knowledge sharing and management software to be a priority? Some companies might be inclined to put knowledge management software in the “nice to have” basket, but think about the impact of employee knowledge sharing or lack of it, especially in connection with high staff turnover.