In today’s age of digital transformation, forward-thinking companies recognize that the critical role of building a modern workplace requires collaboration and communication throughout the enterprise. Balance, control, security, and flexibility are all integral to the success of digital workplace tools like Office 365, Slack, Confluence, all of which were designed to help disparate teams achieve peak performance.
SmarTek21 Productivity and Collaboration services offer design, migration, implementation, and support expertise to ensure these business-critical tools become and remain vital factors in the success of your business. Whether your teams are distributed, you’re adopting a new business model, or your industry demands complex security requirements, SmarTek21 can help your build a modern workplace that encourages productivity, engagement, and collaboration, and which ultimately results in competitive advantage for your business.
Modernizing and Managing the Workplace
At its core, the idea behind the Modern Workplace is freedom from typical boundaries and lock-ins. It’s a way of working, a way of managing and a way of securing your work environment, whilst removing the walls that have often been associated with these requirements. We left behind a long time ago the theory that security is bound to a premises and expanded our user bases out to multiple office locations, pop up ventures and any other number of industry defined expansions. The modern workplace is a focus on how users can work from anywhere, on any device with both the consumer and the corporate body being ensured that productivity, security and capability is not degraded. In fact, most of these requirements are better met in a modern workplace than they are in the 4-wall lock-in.
The Modern Workplace comes with a sister concept, and that’s the one of Modern Management. It’s all good and well for us to focus on the consumer and how the new way of working can benefit them, but there is also the teams that are still required to enable, manage, adapt, innovate and support this user base. Modern management is the somewhat letting go of traditional hammer and stone style management techniques where you would manage every single aspect of the desktop or device and is more a shift towards configuration-based management. This has its limitations and is not necessarily a fit for all environments, however, it is becoming more and more common with the introduction of BYOD, CYOD and ad hoc policies within the enterprise. Modern Management is not something that has to be adhered too. You can still provide a Modern Workplace and provide the capability that we will outline below, whilst providing traditional management if that is what you require.