It is encouraging to see how organizations have embraced the digital workplace. The benefits offered to their employees include more flexibility and a better work/life balance. The organization also benefits with improved business processes. This interesting information came to us from CMS Wire in their article, “Digital Workplace Success Relies on Strong Search.”

The business world is moving fast and becoming more global, more mobile, and more digitized. Employees today collaborate to a greater degree than they have done in the past, using new technologies to work in teams, across time zones and in real time. This and the new (younger) generation of the workforce makes being flexible in how, where, and when they work more important.

What does a digital workplace mean? There are as many definitions of the digital workplace as there are organizations. It is meant to be a virtual equivalent to the physical workplace, which requires strong planning and management due to its fundamental role in people’s productivity, engagement and working health.

Creating a digital workplace is a significant challenge, but it will help companies acquire competitive talent and move forward with a clear strategic advantage.

Melody K. Smith

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