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Are you prepared? 

Teamwork looks different today than it did just a few months ago. And it can be difficult to stay productive when there are ongoing technical and cultural changes happening all around you.  

 

3 Keys for Success 

While companies are all unique and have their own needs and opportunities, there are some universal trends affecting the modern work environment. As teams evolve and adapt there are key areas that encourage success in the ongoing digital transformation. 

1. More collaboration. Working remotely with teams dispersed makes it necessary to have a centralized place to collaborate. As team members take on new responsibilities or wear additional hats, there’s an even greater need for communication. Cross-functional teams can increase efficiencies, nurture team-work, and provide flexibility to sustain performance even when faced with changes or disruptions. It allows for more individuals to rise to the occasion or pick-up a project where someone else may have left off.    

2. Increased productivity. A recent survey by Boston Consulting Group shows that 75% of employees have maintained or improved productivity following the pandemic. Increased productivity is twice as likely when given the tools to succeed. Nothing slows down productivity more than when information, tasks, and project files are scattered throughout multiple email inboxes. Consolidating files and folders in a single, shared place and teaching your teams how to use virtual tools to communicate and manage projects will foster sustainable productiveness. 

3. Greater mobility. There’s a greater need to enable communication and productivity regardless of where team members are located. More than half of employees are using their personal computers as their work devices, which can increase security risks. Using personal computers or phones opens up opportunities for unauthorized users to access a company's information. The solution is not to outlaw the use of personal devices for work. That’s probably not realistic and doesn’t foster a flexible, modern work environment. Instead, the solution is to protect business data by securing all devices.  

While we don’t have a crystal ball, we predict that companies will continue to adapt to changing workforce expectations. According to a recent CompTIA study, one of the top priorities for IT leaders is training staff on best practices for remote work.  

Skills will continue to evolve to meet the demands of digital transformation. How can we help you get the skills your teams will need to succeed in the future?