As work continues to evolve and transcend traditional workplace boundaries of space and time, technology is becoming increasingly important to the employee experience. From software platforms, to equipment and devices provided to employees, and even network speed, technological innovations have made it easier for people to work together regardless of their location. The most successful high performing enterprises have uncovered the benefits that come from skillfully balancing high tech and high touch. Takeaways from the Fall 2019 workshop indicate:
TECHNOLOGY SAYS A LOT ABOUT CULTURE AND THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
Companies that integrate robust wireless networks along with a variety of workplace settings enable employees to work from just about anywhere, reinforcing the value that organization places on its employees.
MINUTIA MATTERS! UTILIZE APPS!
Building management systems have evolved beyond monitoring energy consumption and air quality. Today, systems can be integrated with apps that can help employees locate parking spaces, identify available workstations, find colleagues, reserve meeting spaces, and so much more. Utilizing such technologies to help employees streamline activities that could otherwise eat up valuable work time is not only efficient, but it also goes a long way toward creating a positive workplace experience.
VIRTUAL, ON-DEMAND LEARNING WILL INCREASE IN POPULARITY
Studies show that future generations of workers place great emphasis and expectation on access to on-demand learning and training opportunities. Organizations that do not already embrace this technology must be prepared to incorporate these offerings in years to come.