The workplace has long ceased to be an “office” confined within the space of four walls, defined by a physical location. To propel productivity, address the challenges of a changing marketplace and accommodate the new ways employees work, businesses need to innovate, evolve, and adapt to the latest cloud services.
Here are 3 steps to modernize and future-proof your company:
Enhance Mobility: The benefits of mobility both for your company and your employees are massive. With close to 40% of the entire U.S. workforce having telecommuted in 2015, working away from the office is becoming the new normal. The ubiquity of networks and smartphones is fueling the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) transformation with more and more employees using their own devices for work. Cloud-based phone systems can help you manage your mobile workforce by assigning team members business phone numbers so that they can navigate seamlessly across devices.
Improve Collaboration: Millennials (which make up one-third of today’s workforce) are using the outdated software IT departments purchased a decade ago. In order to make the most of their talent, companies need to figure out how to use modern collaboration tools to facilitate interaction, improve productivity and arm their workforce with new technologies. Going forward, stress-free conferencing solutions that simplify collaboration and expedite idea exchange across users by providing high quality communication, will be key to embracing the modern workplace.
Promote Flexibility: Mobility and collaboration together create a more flexible, productive, and happier work environment. In fact, flexibility can be the single most important factor for job satisfaction. For 77% of millennials, flexible work hours would make the workplace more productive for people their age. As they make up a considerable majority of the workforce, flexibility will more than likely become a core business strategy for organizations seeking to attract and retain top talent. Collaboration tools in the cloud that complete a unified communications experience will give modern companies the freedom to frame the dynamic work environment.
Forward thinking, agile, and progressive businesses realize that moving their operations to the cloud is imperative to stay competitive in the modern workplace. No matter where your company is on its modernization journey, a unifying foundation in the cloud is the only way to the digital future.