Organizations are Rethinking Traditional Ways of Working
Workplaces and work styles are not static, they continually evolve. The way in which we create, collaborate and communicate in the workplace is much different than it was ten years ago. Traditional work environments are becoming increasingly unproductive and will soon be outmoded among the leading corporations, if they aren’t already. Increasingly, we all work in more distributed ways. We take work with us on the road, interacting and collaborating with others using an ever-increasing variety of communication tools.
New ways of working and workplaces are no longer just the trials of the early adapters. They are quickly becoming mainstream and rudimentary for most companies. Flexible work schedules will be the norm, as will disparate teams blending contract and full-time employees who collaborate remotely. Work used to be a place we would go to; now it is becoming a thing we do, as more and more employees choose to embrace the growing trend towards remote working.
New hiring brings in the new millennium generation of workers with new expectations for the work environment. Organizations will have to offer less traditional ways of working and more flexibility to attract and retain their best talent. Today’s employees expect that they will have access to technology at work that matches what they have at home. The workers that organizations are trying to attract and retain expect a different model of collaboration and flexibility, enabled by an increased use of communication and collaboration technology.
Communications technology has an impact on all aspects of our lives, but perhaps most dramatically on how we work. It has made collaboration easier for employees who aren’t physically in the same space, it helps organizations provide flexibility for working parents, reduce commuting time, improve collaboration, knowledge sharing and morale.
Telework will continue to grow toward a culture where it doesn’t matter where employees are located. Because of increasing access to mobile devices and remote networks, telework will become the norm. The companies who back telework say it has helped cut costs and compete for wider talent pools. In a compensation survey of 1,400 CFOs, 46% said telecommuting is second only to salary as the best way to attract top talent and 33% said it was the top draw.
Today’s new millennium workers preferences include multi-tasking, working from non-traditional settings (i.e., cafes, lounge environments, project rooms, etc.) and using the latest technology. They would pick working flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues while leveraging technology instead of being tethered to a traditional, assigned desk and solo activities.
The world is moving faster all the time and the ability to innovate is a critical competency. You need an approach to communications and real-time collaboration that’s flexible, manageable and matched to your critical business needs and goals. That means being able to connect and collaborate using virtually any device as a seamless, real-time collaboration experience.
As workers become tightly connected to dispersed work teams, they will have to start relying more on collaboration technologies such as video and audio conferencing, data sharing, instant messaging, presence detection, availability status, reputation, and knowledge capture.
Avatel and Avaya: Ready for the Workplace of the Future
Built on a solid technology foundation, the workplace of the future results in a stronger organization powered by people who can perform at their very best, when, where and how they want. Avatel is ready with cost-effective, simple-to-deploy, integrated Avaya collaboration solutions that scale to your needs.
Take advantage of a wide range of mobile, video, roaming and remote worker solution options that, because they are integrated, help ensure that applications and devices work together reliably, deliver peak performance, and reduce costs. Save time, reduce interruptions and missed connections with integrated presence applications that show who is online, on the phone, available to IM, on a conference call, traveling or on vacation.
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Organizations are rethinking traditional ways of working and changing how their employees interact. With the Avaya IP Office solution, you can eliminate travel and expensive external conferencing fees and convene a multimodal conference between virtual teams, partners and customers whenever you need to. The real-time collaboration you’ll experience with Avaya IP Office video solutions is truly a revelation. Interact in more immediate and personalized ways to get more done, faster. Share information with new tools that deepen any collaborative experience.
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The shift towards remote working doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon and businesses need to find a way to embrace this concept and the associated benefits that come with it. Contact an Avatel Collaboration Specialist today at 866.835.2661.
It’s all about uniting your collective strengths and delivering your collaborative best.
Jamie Wood, Avatel EVP