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The work environment is being shaken up by rapid and sometimes radical changes. These changes are driven by technology, which is now guiding companies in their transformation. With the advent of the digital workplace, the workspace is taking on a futuristic look.

What do these new work spaces represent? What does it mean for management and employees? What role does digital play in the evolution of workspaces?

What changes are in store for the workspace?

From strategy to talent management, from customer experience to work automation, digital integration is accelerating execution speeds, productivity and business efficiency.

Without taking too many risks, futurists agree on the following description of the five-year evolution of the digital workplace:

  • agile, dynamic and potentially virtual,
  • adapted to the collaboration modes of digital natives,
  • 24-hour connectivity for decentralized business units that operate independently of time, geography and physical presence,
  • innovation and disruption will be the norm,
  • the absorption of new skills will be continuous, particularly around data,
  • learning and skills development will be ongoing.

Preparing for change, the key to implementing the digital workplace.

With the emergence of digital technology in all businesses, the abrupt change in working methods can be badly perceived by teams. However, these obstacles should not hinder the demand for change. Management plays a crucial role in promoting the acceptance of the digital workplace by the teams.

Driven by the IT department, management must know how to communicate its vision and explain the reasons for the change. A paradigm shift may be needed in management methods to change mindsets and behaviors. This requires a high level of mutual trust between management and teams.

Improving the “employee experience”.

As a priority, the digital workplace aims to improve the “employee experience” in order to facilitate the processes of creativity and innovation. Forgetting this axiom increases the risk of failure.

Investing exclusively in technology, while minimizing the effort to prepare teams for change and the need for training, generates misunderstanding and frustration. Digital workplace projects can then turn into a disaster. The preparation of teams, particularly through training cycles, remains fundamental.

Fully embrace the promise of digital, without neglecting team readiness. The odyssey towards the digital workplace – a connected and futuristic workspace – has only just begun.

To implement a digital workplace strategy, from the diversification of terminals, to the virtualization of workstations, and the evolution towards SaaS solutions, an informed support from start to finish is essential. This is the mission of LUCERNYS, at your side.