Empowering employees with the modern workplace

The term “Modern Workplace” has become somewhat of a buzzword these days. Even though it is an abstract and evolving term, at its essence, it refers to businesses that create a more efficient and agile workplace by leveraging digital tools for their operational setup.

The pandemic changed the way that many organisations work. Microsoft adapted the modern workplace term to create a framework with their latest suite of Microsoft 365 cloud solutions, to empower teams to work securely and creatively from anywhere. This bundle of solutions provides organisations with the right tools to optimise their productivity, efficiency, and security in the digital workspace.

Microsoft Modern Workplace includes Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Business Voice, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Exchange, Microsoft Power Automate, Power BI, SharePoint, and Windows 10 Virtual Desktop.

Adapting and integrating these technologies can help your business tackle the main challenges that organisations face when decentralizing operations.

Effective collaboration

Poor communication and work in silos reduce productivity and effective collaboration. Implementing tools like Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive makes it easier employees to stay connected allowing them to have conversations in real-time, share information, files, and notes all in one place.

Too much data, but little insight

Successful and strategic organisations make data-based decisions. Too much data can be difficult to translate into information and knowledge without the right tools. Visualising data and making it usable with clear dashboards is possible with applications like Power BI, ultimately improving insight, decisions, and knowledge transfer.

Potential security breaches

The landscape for businesses digital security is more complex than ever. It is essential to proactively protect vital IT assets against advanced threats, such as phishing, malware, and impersonation attacks. Solutions like Microsoft Defender, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Endpoint Manager, and Azure Active Directory, help secure and protect business data.

Increase productivity

Automating some repetitive tasks will give your workforce more time to focus on more important matters. Formerly known as Flow, Microsoft Power Automate integrates with other common Microsoft solutions such as SharePoint, Excel and Teams but takes over some of the administrative tasks to give your staff more time to focus on more important matters.

Decentralised working is a rapid and fastmoving environment that is constantly evolving. Promoting an effective modern workplace empowers employees by facilitating productivity and innovation with an integrated technology platform can improve collaboration, productivity, insight and trust, and security.