What is a Digital Workplace?
A digital workspace in simple terms is the availability of all the required apps and data from any device. Work would no longer be defined by a typical “workday” or “cubicle” in an office but rather, flexibility will enable employees to work from anywhere. This furnishes the company a competitive edge: Faster response to all parties, a better use of “downtime,” and responsiveness outside of business hours.
Why is it Important?
Rise of Mobility, Millennial and Multi-modal, the modern workforce is experiencing its own transformation, and today’s leaders need to take notice. Modern employees are no longer willing to spend their daylight hours behind desks in a 9-5 office environment. They are freelancers, consultants, part-time workers, remote workers, side hustlers, and entrepreneurs. Yet, despite saving companies lots of overhead, they’re leaving many leaders scratching their heads, wondering how to manage this diverse and divergent group of employees most effectively.
How do Winning Companies Utilize it?
A digital workspace improves employee productivity where workers have vital benefits that help them progress swiftly and safely through their work day:
an “any device” approach lets employees access their virtual desktop from their choice of device – smartphone, tablet, or any computer.
consistent employee experience on every device. Best of all, their work picks up where they left off on the previous device. Business apps and data are consistently accessed, secure, and ready for the employee to keep contributing.
mobile productivity apps, such as email, calendar and notes, speed task completion from tablets and smartphones.
solutions for low bandwidth or interrupted connections, so fast-moving workers can get more done with less hassle, even over low bandwidth connections.
a single sign on to apps, data and desktops with the convenience of “follow me data” to easily move from one device to another without losing work.
complete digital workspaces are being implemented in organizations that want to accommodate mobile workers, drive competitive advantage and provide better customer service.