Recently several people have asked me what exactly is a digital workplace. I start by defining the digital workplace as:
“Work is what you do, not where you go to.”
While the digital workplace will vary depending on each organisation’s size, culture and structure, you will be able to all of these:
- Work in any location: At home, in your own or anyone else’s office, on the train, or ideally anywhere that suits you at the time you need to.
- Complete tasks work online: Make a room booking, checking a person’s contacts details, searching for information you need, or reading the latest news.
- Use any device: Use your laptop, a shared PC, a smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere.
- Share information: Be able to use collaboration tools to help other people.
- Solve problems: Ask for help from people you may not know in discussion forums and shared workspaces.
- Search: From one place across all the places where information is and you have permission to access.
I will post next about the difference between an intranet and a digital workplace.