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Innovating Employee Experiences with Digital Workspace Inventions

By ESOutlook | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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The wave of digital innovation is transforming the outlook of work, promoting employee wellness as well as productivity.

The corporate environment has been witnessing the evolution of the contemporary workspace for centuries–from the extremely compartmentalized office cubicles to the larger open-plan design. Today, with the assistance of technology, it is about maintaining everyone safe, happy, healthy, and motivated. The evolution of the workspace is not created exclusively by staff from the bottom of organizations but is driven entirely by C-executives. The workspace for the latter fits into their broader strategy of digital transformation and provides increased productivity, cooperation, and employee satisfaction.

Now the focus is on enhancing the physical workspace by establishing environments where individuals can communicate with each other and be motivated by each other. Building a desirable workplace needs companies to realize and embrace new technologies that shape the future of the job. The next section in workspace evolution provides a hybrid of activity-based job spaces and co-working spaces that will welcome any worker. On the other side, cognitive and AI-enabled tools are devices that not only speak with each other but also better 'read' speech, conduct, and mood patterns. For example, automatic translation instruments can transform speech to text during conferences immediately. During a conference call, while everyone is busy throwing thoughts around, the AI catches their phrases, shows them in the conference room on a big screen, and even translates them into a distinct language for other participants to follow.

The digital workspace is shifting from using intelligent lighting intended to raise the moods of employees and improve concentration, to installing IoT sensors that control room temperature and air quality to enhance the well-being of employees. Companies need to know what changes make sense to them in terms of budget, current capacities, and requirements for workers, and potential for enhancement.

In the digital transformation age, empowered staff are making the distinction between flourishing businesses and others. A smart digital workspace offers staff with the applications they need to speed up innovation—when, where, and how they want to access them. And, while delivering the finest staff experience, it provides IT with an automated, predictive safety strategy to safeguard against threats.

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