Digital empowerment has changed the way we work.

Posted by John Kennedy on Mar 29, 2018 5:39:21 PM
John Kennedy


Digital empowerment has changed the way we work.

Gone are the days when the workplace was merely a physical office space that employees occupied within the confines of the traditional work day from 9 to 5 pm.

Today's always connected, instant access environment has blurred the lines between the workplace and where the work actually gets done.

As the distinction between professional and personal life dissolves, and the workplace goes digital, connected employees are communicating and collaborating in new exciting ways.

To take advantage of these new ways to work, companies are thinking of how they can leverage their staff’s changing work practices and their requirements to remain motivated in the workplace.

An evolving workplace

Today, the office environment we have been so used to has gone through some radical changes and so have the demands of employees of what they are looking for in a job.

Businesses are always looking at ways to reduce corporate overheads. And at the same time adopt a working approach that fits in with the changing attitudes of employees.

Which is why, shared workspace and leasing your computer equipment are being adopted by more and more businesses as a way to meet the needs of employees and keep upfront costs under control.

The most obvious benefit of a shared workspace is the flexibility it offers. There is no long term upfront financial commitment and you can increase or reduce your needs as the business requires.

The benefits of leasing

If you’re looking for the latest technology whether you buy or lease can have an impact on managing your cash flow effectively and being able to use the latest tech to achieve your growth goals.

Leasing enables a business to acquire sophisticated or specialised technology that probably it would not be able to buy outright, especially if you are at an early stage of development in your business.  

If you are not sure about hitting your growth targets it’s important to have options that allow you to manage your headcount without the fear of paying for space you don’t use. And leasing provides an option with affordable monthly payments that flattens the demands on your cash flow.

Leasing can also be used to mix and match devices, so that your team can perform at their best to keep customers happy if they have different demands dependent on their role.

As a business leasing means you're better able to keep up with your larger competitors without investing in equipment as a lump sum, giving you time to build the momentum in your business.

And if that big job you were pitching for comes in last minute, then having access to extra space for more resources won’t be a blocking point.

The need for speed with the rapid pace of today’s work environment, means your employees increasingly need to work faster and collaborate more effectively to get their jobs done.

Leasing gives you the ability to let your team choose the piece of equipment that they really want. Most of us if we are honest, would love to be able to go out and buy the latest iPhone X, or the latest MacBook Pro.

Let staff choose their device

Your staff can pick from the Work.Tools range of hardware whichever device they want. And when it comes to leisure time, they have a great piece of equipment that they can enjoy. A great way to win the war on talent by offering employees something this is important to them.

Minimise spending and enhance productivity by providing employees with the right tools and access to right information at the right time.

By integrating the technologies that employees use (from e-mail, instant messaging and social media tools to virtual meeting tools), the digital workplace breaks down the traditional approach to doing business.

If you have the right technology in place it removes possible communication barriers, and combining that with the benefits of a shared workspace, positions your business for growth.

The key to success, however, lies in the effective implementation of a digital strategy backed with the right technology and support plans for connected employees, no matter where they are.

Many companies do invest in digital, but they do so in isolation – forgetting to combine their digital tools and source, train and retain talent with digital-ready skills.

The new digital workplace can help organisations be flexible with space and provide access to the technologies people need to get work done.

As the workplace continues to evolve, and employee expectations shift, organisations that do not embrace the digital workplace risk falling behind.

What are the benefits of creating a digital workplace strategy?

• Talent attraction

• Employee productivity

• Employee satisfaction

• Employee retention

• Communication tools

Given these advantages, more organisations are committing IT budget on supporting digital workplace strategies that promise to deliver measurable returns.

To support these outcomes, Work.Tools can provide your employees with the tools they need to be able to collaborate, communicate and connect with each other. 

Work.Tools can manage your technology needs by offering the latest Windows and Apple devices at affordable monthly rates.

We can also help you reduce the cost of your technology setup with the Work.Tools monthly subscription plans for hardware, software and an inclusive IT support package.

Contact us if you want to hear more about how we can help you deliver a digital workplace strategy.

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Topics: hardware, workplace, software, employees, leasing

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