The digital workplace evolution

In order to benefit from new and innovative ways of working, organisations must be able to mesh together the systems that drive technology, infrastructure, information, people and processes.

Fujitsu’s latest White Book (available as a pdf here), looks to help businesses develop strategies for maximising new technology and includes case studies of how early adopters are already benefiting from innovative tech.

A new world of hyper-connectivity

The internet of things means people and things are becoming increasingly connected. This includes immersive connections between individuals and organisational networks, providing them with the information they need to maximise their capability and efficiency.

Implications for organisations

  • Processes will need to be reconfigured – bureaucracy can be reduced
  • Workers may need fewer interactions with senior managers as they are given access to the information that supports effective decision making
  • Increasing reliance on remote collaborative working and freelancers /contractors as improved systems are made available to support free flow of data/information
  • New ways of communicating (immersive virtual communication) removes reliance on ‘physical presence’
  • Aging (working) population means organisations have to prepare for different generational attitudes to tech
  • The new tech infrastructure will include networks of smart sensors, IoT and wearables – and the ability to manage the enormous amounts of data generated
  • A data management plan and data governance standards are critical

Focus on people

  • Prepare for an increasingly multi-generational workforce
  • Organise a range of training/awareness interventions
  • It’s more than training about tools – it’s also about culture and mindset