The Digital Transformation Playbook from BMC & PSFK Labs looks at how organizations can support an untethered work culture
Salary and office hours are no longer the sole factors that candidates consider when evaluating a job position. Today, flexibility is an essential factor. It’s increasingly important that employees are empowered to effectively navigate their organizations and careers, and to be productive from wherever they choose to work. With the consumerization of technology, particularly mobile devices, today’s employees operate in a much more fluid environment. They are no longer bound to time or location.
“In 2016 the ‘workplace’ is no longer a place. Enterprises are accelerating the shift to a more consumer-like computing environment based on crowd-sourcing technology and persona-based approaches that enable employees to choose the productivity tools and technology they want to use—be it inside or outside the office. This is setting a new IT standard in delivering personalized services to employees and allowing them to be the curator of their own work experiences,” said Herb Van Hook, BMC Chief Technology Officer.
In order to improve productivity, as well as to attract and retain the best talent, organizations are adopting company cultures and conditions that enable employees to work remotely. However, there are a multitude of challenges that come with creating a flexible culture: hiring and retaining the best talent is a gamble, seamless collaboration and connection from any device or location can be improved and sensitive data must be well-guarded across devices and platforms. Putting the right systems in place to improve these inefficiencies requires access to technology, and if any problems come up, software solutions must be easily deployable. As a foundation, organizations are creating processes to educate employees about ongoing additions and revisions to systems and policies. Some of the main strategies to tackle these issues include:
Employee Empowerment Tools
Organizations can leverage digital solutions to provide employees with access to the information, connections and resources they need to excel professionally.
Organizations can equip employees with a secure set of technologies and tools that enable them to be productive from any location.
In this digital era, technology easily connects people together. It influences the work culture and can play a role in heightening productivity. According to a Frost & Sullivan survey conducted in 2015, 65 percent of U.S.-based IT decision-makers let users connect their own smartphones to an internal network. It is essential for HR to take advantage of these new offerings to embolden a company and its mission.
The Digital Transformation Playbook is a report and 5-week series from BMC and PSFK Labs that identifies the opportunities and challenges that traditional companies face when transitioning into a digital enterprise. The comprehensive study provides a roadmap to help high level decision makers determine where to begin, what to do and how to follow through. Download the full report here and check back daily for exclusive content on the strategies, technologies and services that are helping businesses keep up with ever-evolving demands of the marketplace.