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Is Microsoft the best digital workplace solution?

13 May 2020
  

The digital workplace as a concept has been getting a lot of attention especially in the Microsoft ecosystem. The modern digital workplace is forcing companies to rethink how we work best and where we work, changing our traditional workplace into more of a digital workplace.

As businesses aim to satisfy the ever-growing demands of their employees and customers, the way they interact and engage with them also has to evolve. The power balance in the employer-employee relationship has shifted more towards the employee as they want the ability to work from anywhere and to be able to stay connected through smart devices.

The digital workplace is central to this engagement. 

 

What is a Digital Workplace?

There are numerous definitions of the digital workplace. ClearPeople define the digital workplace as an evolving collection of tools that enables employees to be more productive by providing their daily working tools from any device and anywhere in the world. Importantly, the digital workplace solution should be integrated so that users do not lose productivity when switching from one app to the other.

Generally think of the digital workplace as the virtual equivalent to the physical workplace.

Microsoft’s describes the Modern Digital Workplace as having the right digital tools in place to connect and support employees, wherever they are, to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration. The modern digital workplace creates efficiency, increases productivity, enables accessibility, and empowers your entire organisation.

 

Microsoft 365

Microsoft has built the modern digital workplace to offer a wide range of tools and apps that enable people to do their best work. The modern digital workplace starts with your employees by empowering them to transform and grow the business. Giving your employees the right tools so they can easily and swiftly connect with customers, co-workers, and partners increases employee engagement, skills and satisfaction.

 

Why do we think Office 365 is the best modern Digital Workplace solution?

Microsoft is the recognised leader in modern workplace solutions with their Microsoft 365 suite of solutions. Microsoft 365 delivers industry-leading productivity apps like Microsoft Teams, Yammer, SharePoint, Outlook, PowerPoint, along with intelligent cloud services and world-class security. These apps help you work more efficiently, be more creative, collaborate more easily, wherever you are. It helps you create your digital workplace. 

 

Digital Workplace Maturity Model

The digital workplace maturity model guides organisations on how to drive more strategic value out of their digital workplace: increasing engagement, innovation, efficiencies and productivity.

We have evolved an intranet maturity model (Razorfish, 2006) into our own digital workplace maturity model that illustrates how connecting people, processes, systems and information in a mobile-first, cloud-first world can drive more strategic value out of your digital workplace. This framework can be used to depict how the basic intranet evolves from department-driven efforts into a unified digital workplace.

Read more about the digital workplace maturity model.

 

What’s next for the Digital Workplace?

Organisations are currently very focused on getting their Office 365 infrastructure in place. However, over time they will realise that it is important to focus on improving worker outcomes and productivity. 

This is why we developed Atlas, an award-winning product for Office 365 that connects people to knowledge, thereby engaging and empowering your team. Wherever your people are, Atlas effortlessly provides simpler and faster access to relevant information, empowering users to easily contribute and be more productive.

We want to help every step of the way and provide the best solution, whatever stage of your Microsoft Office 365 journey. ClearPeople can solve whatever pain points you are currently experiencing or ensure you avoid these all together. Start your digital journey now.

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