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What Exactly is a Digital Workplace?

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What Exactly is a Digital Workplace?

Defining a digital workplace by what can be accomplished outside of an office.

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Recently several people have asked me what exactly is a digital workplace. I start by defining the digital workplace as:

Work is What You Do, Not Where You Go.”

While the digital workplace will vary depending on each organisation’s size, culture and structure, you will be able to all of these:

  1. Work in any location: At home, in your own or anyone else’s office, on the train, or ideally anywhere that suits you at the time you need to.
  2. Complete tasks work online: Make a room booking, checking a person’s contacts details, searching for information you need, or reading the latest news.
  3. Use any device: Use your laptop, a shared PC, a smartphone  or tablet anytime, anywhere.
  4. Share information: Be able to use collaboration tools to help other people.
  5. Solve problems: Ask for help from people you may not know in discussion forums and shared workspaces.
  6. Search:  From one place across all the places where information is and you have permission to access.

Of course, how your digital workplace is managed with a governance framework is critical to how good and integrated the experience will be. You can find more here on how to get it right.

I will post next about the difference between an intranet and a digital workplace.

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workplaces ,remote teams

Published at DZone with permission of Mark Morrell, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

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