During the COVID-19 pandemic many companies began working remotely—as many are likely doing during this holiday week. Some firms want to to implement a hybrid work option.
- The future is digital. In order to help people be ready for the digital workplace of the future, leaders must help employees develop digital skills that enable people to collaborate more effectively as work continues to be done in a hybrid model, according to online trade publication, TechRepublic.
- The publication estimates that digital workplace of 2027 will be human-centric.
- By utilizing visual collaboration, tooling, and meetings so people can innovate together workers can better adapt to the work-from-home environment.
Why it’s news
To be successful, organizations will need digital savviness and human-centered skills. TechRepublic suggests utilizing visual collaboration, tooling, and meetings so people can innovate together. Many remote companies have found success by having virtual team meetings. In the meetings team members can discuss what they have been working on, what is working well, or any issues they could be facing with each other.
Not only do the digital meetings help stay on track with work, but they also make companies feel more connected. A problem many people fear with remote work is being isolated, but company meetings can help fix that and give the same feeling of being in an office.
Another tip given is IT training. Training employees on how to use the technology needed for their job is crucial for success. In the circumstance technical difficulties arise employees should be trained on what to do and how to use all of their equipment.
The goal is to help people become self-sufficient. If leaders don’t do this, there will be greater friction “because we will keep on deploying technology that is promised [and] ultimately fails to deliver on that promise, and in many cases, actually compounds the problem with increasing distraction and information sprawl,’’ says Gartner’s Michael Woodbridge.