At a time when your business users expect workplace flexibility (working from anywhere), the blend of technologies your organization relies on to create a digitized, modern workplace is more crucial than ever. But with so many solutions out there, choosing the one(s) that is right for your organization can be difficult.
In this article, we will discuss what the Microsoft Modern Workplace Transformation is, and how it can become an asset to your enterprise & prepare for the future.
How is the Modern Workplace Changing?
It’s become clear that the way we work has changed forever. Driven by a need to observe social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to avoid unnecessary travel, many people (virtually overnight) started working remotely. This opened up an extremely large opportunity for advancements in technology and the development of digital workplace transformation services to help assist in this transition.
At the time, most thought that the hybrid working setup would be a temporary feature. However, fast forward to today and it’s become glaringly apparent that hybrid working is here to stay & many workers are now expecting it.
This presents organizations with a number of challenges, as well as opportunities. Many will have implemented technological solutions to facilitate remote working and ensure continued, effective collaboration.
But for some enterprises, the solutions implemented were done very quickly & may have been considered a stopgap until the situation gets back to “normal”. Yet here we are, almost three years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, and a significant proportion of organizations have adopted hybrid working arrangements. According to online recruitment services company Zippia, 74% of U.S. companies are using or plan to implement a permanent hybrid work model.
Now, more than ever, enterprise IT architectures need to be fully supporting their dispersed workforces to be as productive as possible. Any deviation from the performance and functionality that’s expected, and your organization’s users will not only see their productivity impacted but also lose confidence in your technological solutions.
What is Microsoft Workplace Transformation?
Microsoft Workplace Transformation is a comprehensive program designed to help enterprises support these new ways of working with the right blend of technologies and modernize their workplaces so that they are better equipped for the future.
Recognizing the significant importance of digital transformation services, Microsoft has invested significantly and created a dedicated Microsoft modern workplace transformation team. This team has two main focuses:
- Analytics and insights – Using data to analyze how people can work more effectively and productively, as well as being healthier and more engaged in their work.
- Shaping technology for wider adoption – Information workers have been reaping the benefits of modern technology far longer than most. These great assets should be tuned and tweaked to fulfill the needs of vertical industries and front line workers as well.
Microsoft wants to see organizations embracing the latest technology – particularly cloud-based offerings – to ensure their workers have all the right tools to do their jobs as productively as possible, regardless of where they are working.
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What is the Microsoft Modern Workplace?
The Microsoft Modern Workplace is one that takes advantage of all the benefits afforded by the suite of Microsoft 365 technologies and productivity applications. By utilizing Microsoft 365 solutions, modern teams can collaborate creatively, seamlessly, and securely, no matter their members’ physical locations.
Components of the Microsoft Modern Workplace include:
- Microsoft Office 365
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft Teams Voice
- Enterprise Mobility & Security
- Secure document management & storage solutions (SharePoint & OneDrive)
- Hardware solutions (Microsoft Surface Hub 2S and Microsoft Teams Room solutions)
Why is a Modern Workplace So Important?
With phenomena like The Great Resignation still in full swing, retaining talent has become a top priority for most organizations. When you couple this with the severe skills shortages being faced by many industries, attracting new talent has become a real challenge too.
According to a recent Gallup poll, in addition to an increase in pay and benefits (cited by 64% of respondents), modern workers want a greater work-life balance and better personal wellbeing (61%). Gallup notes: “The significant increase in remote work has raised awareness about the value of job flexibility options – options that are largely here to stay.”
By adopting the right technology and culture, modern organizations can empower their people and also allow them to enjoy better work-life balances. As a result, organizations will benefit from increased productivity, boosted morale, and, in turn, reduced staff turnover.
But becoming a modern workplace isn’t as simple as merely installing instant chat functionality for your teams. It has to be driven from the top of your organization, with deep desire and full support from your business leaders. Furthermore, it is crucial to partner with the right technology provider to ensure that any solutions you implement are 100% fit for purpose, and the best choice for your business users.
How Can Yorktel’s Microsoft Modern Workplace Transformation Consulting Help You?
As a Premier Microsoft Solutions Partner, Yorktel is uniquely positioned to deliver Microsoft Consulting Services. Our Modern Workplace experts are here to advise your organization on the solutions that should be implemented to ensure your people have everything they need to thrive, be happy, and effective in their roles.
We can help plan, deliver, and fully manage Microsoft solutions and services, enabling your business users to get up and running in as short a time as possible. Our keen understanding of workplace transformation services helps us to guide organizations in making intelligent decisions about how to use their Microsoft ecosystem for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. We also hold partnerships with other Microsoft Certified Partners, providing an additional layer of industry expertise to our clients.
Contact Us to find out more and start realizing your modern workplace transformation.Back