With 40% of businesses predicted to die in the next ten years if they fail to accommodate new technologies, the need for digital transformation in the modern workplace is more important than ever. Your business can spend millions on building brand new digital transformation processes and initiatives, but if your workforce isn’t adapting in the same way, you could find that these investments become redundant.
Integrating your workforce into the cloud to harbour the benefits of new advanced technologies is no different. Proving that it can offer the same springboard to collaboration and productivity for your employees, it’s an elusive proposition for anybody looking to grow and scale to new heights.
The truth is, the world is changing; data is becoming more commoditised than ever, businesses are being more proactive, and a new generation of workers are demanding rewards, flexible working and leadership incentives.
For your workplace to fully become onboard with developing new ecosystems in the cloud, you must first ask yourself the following:
- Is my culture ready to change?
Change is difficult to manage. Building an effective change management strategy takes diligence to properly identify what holds your business together, what your employees value within the organisation, and the direction in which your business is heading.
- How can I better equip my workplace?
The more you know, the more you need to do for your customers or your internal operations. the more you implement cloud solutions to close the knowledge gap, the more you value knowledge sharing.
- What solutions do I want to centralise?
You need to be able to allocate the cloud solutions in line with your business’s offering. Office 365 and Dynamics 365 are good areas to start – providing the ‘doing’ and ‘sharing’ for your workforce – when considering how you can integrate the very foundations of your modern workplace.
- What are the barriers that my business faces?
Aside from cultural shifts, what quantitative elements of your cloud strategy are necessary to overcome in determining overall success?
The key to all these questions is, how can you work smarter?
It can be tricky to navigate just how to manage change in your workplace in order to adopt cloud technologies. All the above can be easier to solve by putting methods in place to make your employees work smarter, and not necessarily harder.
With nearly 74% of all Generation Z office workers feeling distracted at work, and a large majority of these taking longer to get back to being productive than baby boomers, getting the modern workforce to enhance productivity is seen as a major challenge.
You may find that integrating an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools will create the right path for your organisation, with unified and scalable platforms enabling your modern workplace to come together. Tapping into the need to build collaboration, integrate your teams and grow your customer base, these types of cloud solutions help to quantify the qualitative that will support you in your business growth.
If you’re seeking ways to integrate your end-users’ workforce and operations, check out the Microsoft Dynamics 365 homepage or request a call from one of our specialist team for more information on the business applications you can adopt to seamlessly scale your business.