3 Ways to Humanize the Digital Workspace

A majority of companies acknowledge the importance of digital transformation towards organizational growth and maximizing employee efficiency. According to a study from SAP, 96 percent of leaders think that digital transformation is a core business goal and 80 percent say that digital reforms have increased profitability. Leaders are adopting a digital mindset and also including the human-centric aspect into this approach.

Human-Centric Approach

Digital transformations allow people to work efficiently but it is critical for leaders to ensure that it is tailored to their employees. Integrating digital tools with existing workflows is necessary to enhance user experience. Large corporations such as Apple, Facebook, and Amazon are committed to digital humanism, to improve communication and human experience through technology.

Evaluate Cloud Apps

Organizations are shifting towards business applications and collaborative tools managed by third parties, considered as cloud-based services. The reason why companies are migrating to the cloud is that it is more cost-effective, reducing the investment made to IT systems. According to a report published by the cloud security company Okta in 2016, companies on average uses 10 to 16 cloud apps at work. Although there are benefits of using cloud-based services, many workers are overwhelmed by the number of apps and are struggling in delivering business results. Therefore, it is important to evaluate and optimize the necessary tools that enable workers to complete their tasks in an efficient manner.  

Internal Communication

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What is the best way to communicate? It depends according to the situation. Sometimes it is better to deliver the message in person or through a quick digital conversation. For communication where employees work in different office locations at home, it is important for companies to use social technology or invest in an internal communication platform enables employees from different departments to actively engage and knowledge share. Nurturing a networking culture can help facilitate innovation, having people come together to leverage their expertise and talents to solve challenges.

To humanize the digital aspects in the workplace, it must be designed to drive human interests and values. Being able to utilize and integrate technology within the organization can lower stress levels, increase efficiency and encourage employees to ask questions and share their best practice.

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