For any business, modernization is crucial. It could be with policies, processes, or practices. All this comes together with the use of technology and digitizing your workplace.
With ever expanding office locations, departments, employees, and clientele. The need to stay connected, collaborating, communicating, and engaged has become even more essential. The last eight years have seen a massive wave of digital technology that keeps people connected socially, but in the previous five years, Enterprises have realized the need of a digital workplace through a Team Collaboration tool or Enterprise Social Intranet network.
A new generation has entered the workplace with laptops, mobile tablets, smartphones, digital watches and so much more. These devices are mainly designed for personal use, but recently businesses have started changing their approach. The ever changing global environment and the interconnection of offices across the globe have given risen to a new digital frontier. In this article, we provide the framework for how digital workplaces can benefit from team collaboration software.
Inter-Department and Employee Communication
Collaboration tools or social intranet features like e-mail, project management, instant messaging those assist departments like HR, sales, accounts, etc. Help break down department/employee communication silos. These software platforms’ also give immediate solutions to end-users across department functions or even support to customers and vendors across locations. The key to success lies in the practical implementation of a digital workplace strategy, capable of driving actual cultural change.
Intranet collaboration software helps bring together different departments and employees from across locations. Conversing and working together in a way that would otherwise not be possible. Because of collaboration platforms employees anywhere in an organization can now converse on a day to day basis about internal tasks, group activities, policy changes, project challenges, ideas, questions and more.
Easy Information Sharing
One of the biggest employee productivity and time killers is researching and tracking down important information. Sourcing the right information and time management with team collaboration software helps create a digital workplace where documents, training videos, conferences and more become easily accessible. With a simple search for your related information, employees can quickly find the right information from anywhere across the world.
Employees now want their social technology to integrate unto the work environment. The same features and ease-of-use make an employee’s day-to-day life easier to navigate and create an effective digital work space. That reflects all the latest news, policies, new hires, events, functions, and announcements within the organization. Collaboration helps employee engagement and increase employee interaction, which is essential for a longer duration of an employee’s tenure.
64% of employees would opt for a lower paying job if they could work away from the office.
Organizations with active online social networks are 7% more productive than those without.
Organizations that installed social media tools found a 20% median increase in employee satisfaction.
When employee engagement increases, there is a corresponding increase in employee retention by up to 87%.