Digital transformation is much more than just a technical transformation – it requires the complete involvement of all your team.

Over the last 15 years, marketing professional Bryson Duncan has observed the digital changes within organisations. He discovered that technology did not to cater for current teamwork and organisation issues, and failed to improve companies’ productivity and management.

“Traditional challenges of productivity, resource management, manual data analysis, motivation and collaboration still exist, but they’ve ironically been multiplied by the very thing we’ve implemented to help us: technology,” Duncan said. “While the new digital workflow has had markedly positive impacts on cost savings and created a more mobile and agile workforce, the implementation of various digital technologies in the workplace has wreaked havoc on the overall productivity and integration of workers.”

Therefore, focus should instead be placed on what he calls “the digital nature of work between people”. In fact, most executives believe that the lack of communication and collaboration is a huge obstacle to the ultimate goal of digital transformation. Employees need to be educated to digital transformation.

 

Digital transformation is most successful when managers are involved in driving initiative and educating their team

 

Digital transformation will only improve your employees’ productivity if your senior managers clearly understand how the organisation can benefit from digital transformation.

Senior managers have to identify how and where new technologies will be implemented within the organisation to make them an asset for the organisation’s management.

For 65% of organisations, these senior managers are C-level managers, such as CEOs and CIOs. These people are the executives responsible for strategic internal or external changes and are best positioned to ensure that proposed changes are in fact acted on.

 

 

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A recent consortium called “Humanizing the Digital Workplace” has found that “organizations continue to spend millions of dollars on productivity solutions and enterprise apps to support their workers, but ironically, those solutions are contributing to hurt productivity”.

In fact, just because a particular type of technology solution is adapted to suit a company, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is effective. Being able to quickly and easily start web and video conferences, for example, is a clear pain point, particularly in traditional conference room settings. Wimi is a tool that has been developed to meet all of your company’s productivity and data protection needs.

Here are few tips that are essential in making a digital workplace really productive for your employees, and how Wimi can help to facilitate this process.

 

1.Digital workplaces should work on a well-architected network

 

Only 9% of organizations consider a proper network access as the most important factor of their digital workplace strategies, and only 27% place it in their top three. This is a surprisingly small number, considering the importance of internet and digital communication in company strategy. Emails, social networks, document sharing, video conferences and meetings encompass all the tools that embrace everyday business life are based on a network that Wimi can provide for your organization.

 

 

 

2. Companies should begin a transition to cloud

 

60% of companies say their corporate solutions are internally managed, while 49% say office productivity software is operating in a similar manner. But this is actually changing. Organizations are turning more and more to trusted partners to manage systems and software on their behalf. Nearly half of all business applications and collaboration tools are in fact managed by third parties, therefore more and more workplace technologies are considered as cloud-based services. The main reasons why organizations are migrating workplace applications to the cloud are: 1. A better cost model 2. Reduction of capital investments made in IT systems, and 3. Centralization of software in data centers. Wimi is a digital solution that manage data in a specific cloud and therefore enable companies to make their transition to cloud effective.

 

 

 

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BIEN-ÊTRE AU TRAVAIL

 

Are you aware that a happy employee is 10% to 12% more productive? Establishing a good work environment which is favorable for wellbeing, is essential for your company. A happy employee will be less absent, more productive and will boost your company’s brand. Furthermore, your employees are the first ones to talk about your company or your brand.

There are a lot of ways to improve your collaborators’ wellbeing, this article sums up the 10 easiest and most important ways.

Well-being at work

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The work environment is one of the main factors influencing an employee’s productivity. It is often said that a happy employee is an effective one- and indeed, it has been verified! You must create a work environment which is healthy, pleasing and nice to work in. This article will explain to you why.

But what is a work environment?

A work environment is a term that refers to all the matter which influences an employee’s tasks and work ethic. It can also refer to security, hygiene, and amenities …

infographic work environment and productivity

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More and more companies across the world are using telecommuting for their employees.

Employees are likely to enjoy telecommuting because they are less stressed and are given more responsibilities. Furthermore they spent less time on transports, have less gas and transit costs.

One thing managers and directors fear is that if their employees are not supervised, they will work less. But the statistics prove that wrong: telecommuting can increase productivity up to 40 percent and reduce turnover.

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There’s an increasing understanding that we all have different ways of working. Some of us work steadily, others in intense bursts. Some of us work well in teams, others in solitude. Read more

We spend many of our waking hours thinking about what makes effective collaboration. What makes good collaboration is as much art as science, but here are three rules that could be just what you’re looking for.

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No team can be successful without effective leadership. Without an effective leader, the team will almost certainly lack focus, clear goals, effective strategy and strong motivation.

However, the truth is that effective leadership is as much an art as a science. This means that experience is the mother of wisdom when it comes to leadership. And in this highly popular discussion which took place on Quora, there is a genuine wealth of experience. In this discussion there are fantastic contributions from NASA astronauts, CEOs, startup founders as well as widely-read authors.

Here are 6 of our favorite pieces of wisdom:

Have a grand vision – Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, CTO

Garrett Reisman, former NASA astronaut makes some great suggestions inspired by the leaders he has worked with throughout his career in space.
Read Quote of Garrett Reisman’s answer to What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? on Quora

Be Competent – Ken Ham, Commander Space Shuttle Atlantis

Read Quote of Garrett Reisman’s answer to What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? on Quora

Are you a boss or a leader?

Louis Abramowski, Founder and CEO @unbenchable draws an important distinction between being a boss and being a leader.
Read Quote of James Altucher’s answer to What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? on Quora He includes this image which illustrates his point perfectly.

The 30-150 rule, or the ‘vision rule’

James Altucher, the investor, author and blogger takes a different approach by letting us benefit from his mistakes. Read Quote of James Altucher’s answer to What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? on Quora 

 

We hope you’ve found tese pieces of wisdom both thought-provoking and inspirational. You can read the original discussion on Quora here.

 

When your business operates on the frontier of new technological developments it’s important to keep getting feedback; from different areas and with reference to the potential challenges that you may be facing. It’s particularly helpful to keep monitoring the opinions of thought leaders within the community.

One such thought leader is Joe McKendrick, one of the co-authors of the SOA Manifesto (Service Oriented Architecture) put out in 2009.

There are three key points to digest and think over from this article.

A couple of days ago he penned an article talking about some of the challenges facing cloud computing. He suggests that effective leadership is the vital ingredient in nurturing success from cloud-based collaboration tools.

1. “Cloud computing is great, but everyone is adopting it – so it’s not a differentiator by itself”

Technology innovation needs to be mirrored in transformations on the business side too

2. “Cloud can be disruptive”So make the changes incrementally.

Start with pilot experiments and try to get business leaders and IT leaders working together with common goals.

3. “It’s up to business to steer things in the right direction”

He uses an analogy from The Titanic in which he compares cloud technology to the engine room which despite functioning perfectly was unable to mitigate the leadership from steering the ship into an iceberg.

 

Further Reading:

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SOA Manifesto