The pandemic has accelerated the work-from-anywhere trend, while the Great Resignation has caused labor shortages in many industries. Companies face various challenges and must adapt quickly to meet shifting employee expectations and business requirements.
But how do you manage all the moving pieces and tie them together meaningfully to address current workforce challenges and set your business up for long-term success?
Your approach should revolve around a people-centric modern workspace and encompass strategy, policy, and technology that can help you attract and retain talents, improve productivity, support hybrid work, increase cost-efficiency, and future-proof your operations.
Workforce Challenges in a Shifting Business Environment
Today’s employers must address workers’ priority for work-life balance, contend with employee burnout, and stay competitive in a tight labor market.
The accelerating pace of the work environment, along with the lack of proper support to handle an increasing amount of digital information or collaborate effectively, often make employees feel like they’re on a hamster wheel — adding stress, affecting their mental and physical wellness, and causing many to leave their jobs.
Meanwhile, companies are using distributed teams to solve labor shortages. But they must address security, connectivity, and accessibility issues. Also, managing a hybrid workforce is a whole new ball game — how do you support seamless collaboration and keep teams motivated?
But piling on technology for technology’s sake isn’t the best answer. In fact, poor implementation of ad hoc applications often creates a frustrating employee experience and compounds existing inefficiencies.
Address Workforce Challenges with a Modern Workspace
To address the complex workforce challenges, you need a multi-faceted solution. A well-designed modern workspace is the centerpiece that ties everything together. Here’s how it can help you navigate today's workforce challenges.
Attract + Retain Talents With a Healthy Workplace Culture.
People want to feel valued, appreciated, and fulfilled at work. A modern workspace helps you address employees’ physical and mental health, improve job satisfaction, and give them the tools to perform at their best to increase job satisfaction so they’re more likely to stay with the company.
Additionally, a modern workspace prioritizes employee learning, training, and professional development to boost motivation and performance. It connects employees from different departments and locations to mentor new team members and learn from each other. The connections help encourage bonding, increase morale, and facilitate knowledge exchange.
Reduce Employee Frustration With Seamless Collaboration
Employees are more likely to feel stressed and leave their job when they can’t perform their duties effectively. A modern workplace leverages the latest communication technologies and fast network connectivity to ensure seamless collaboration and support idea exchange no matter where the teams are.
Effective communication is also critical for boosting operational efficiency and productivity. A modern workspace provides the tools for team members to work together synchronously and asynchronously via phone and video calls, file sharing, screen sharing, instant messages, etc., to support a dynamic, collaborative environment.
Improve Efficiency and Accuracy With AI and Automation
Information overload increases stress and impedes productivity. It prevents employees from focusing on what matters when they have to spend a lot of time sorting through data that doesn’t contribute to improving business outcomes.
A modern workspace uses AI, data analytics, and automation technologies to take various tedious and repetitive tasks off your employees’ plates so they can focus on high-value activities — improving employee satisfaction, reducing human errors, and minimizing bottlenecks.
Support Remote Access With Data Security Best Practices
Remote work has posed new cybersecurity challenges: The proliferation of devices and changing demands require new technology that allows employees to access data and applications to do their job without jumping through hoops.
A modern workspace solution uses technologies, including secure SD-WAN, advanced endpoint security software, and network monitoring applications to protect your data. It also leverages cloud-based platforms with built-in security features like multi-factor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO) to deliver a frustration-free and secure user experience.
The Foundation of an Effective Modern Workspace
Shifting employee preferences and new workforce challenges require companies to reimagine the workplace, deliver an employee-first experience, and use the right technology to future-proof their operations.
Companies need a solution that integrates strategy, policy, change management, and technology to enhance collaboration, improve employee engagement, ensure security, and increase cost efficiency.
Compugen’s modern workspace offerings support organizations through every step to design, implement, and maintain a modern workspace with the best collaboration platform (e.g., MS Teams), secure SD-WAN, device-as-a-service, wireless and mobility support, secure IT asset disposal, and more.
Ready to build a modern workspace that works for your business? Learn more about our solution and get in touch to see how we can help you optimize employee satisfaction and efficiency.