- Posted by Aleksandra Kolozheg Gievska
- On February 1, 2021
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- business, digitalization, growth, productivity, software, Technology, transformation
Digitalization is a big word that people often like to throw around. Sure, it’s a pretty simple term in its nature, but its full implementation in the workplace is a whole other thing.
Do you think your company is 100% digitally up to date? If yes, then what were the most important steps you took to make it happen, and if no, what’s stopping you? On today’s blog, we’ll talk about digitalization in the working environment, so let’s get techy!
Sweden is among the EU’s most advanced digital economies that excel in business digitization and exploitation of e-commerce. Moreover, the Swedish population is tech-savvy and has no problem using the internet for banking and other online services. So, what can we learn from this innovative hub we call home?
Digitalization productivity and engagement
One of the essential aspects of the digital workplace is that it boosts productivity and increases the employee’s performance, engagement, and wellbeing. When we say that the office is digitalized correctly, we mean that all the software is modern. All systems are up to date. All the appliances are smart, the staff has sufficient digital skills, business costs are decreased, and innovation is driven.
When a company goes through a digital shift, it evolves, thus makes the employees happier. Everyday tasks are much easier to do, communication is swift, and all the data is stored safely and is one click away.
Why should you invest?
By investing in digitalization, you’re investing in your company’s growth. But it’s not only about having the latest tech. It’s also about training your employees to use them most efficiently. Apart from the traditional training methods, there are other ways to make sure everyone is up to date with the change. For example, there are many generations present in bigger companies, so making the most of going digital means giving the millennials or zoomers responsibility to help out the generation X’ers or the boomers transition and achieve full digital inclusiveness.
Furthermore, we all know how important the employees’ mental and physical health is. Let’s take both leisure and work time as an example. Having a gym is one thing. Implementing a system that reminds your staff they are seated for too long and need to head out for a stroll or a workout is another. It’s all about the small things. If the office appliances are smart, the air conditioning will always provide the perfect temperature because it’s automated. The coffee will always be fresh, and the food will be on time.
The Pandemic Situation
Another important thing is flexibility. With COVID as the new normal, companies and businesses work from home and implement flexible working hours even more. This nomadic type of working was a reality in Sweden even before social distancing was a thing. Now it’s pronounced even more, and by the looks of it, productivity is growing yet again.
What does digital connectivity mean? It’s all about the connections you need between all objects, systems, and applications. Like when your company uses remote work platforms. Microsoft Teams, Slack, Asana, or communication tools like Google Hangouts and Skype for Business make flexibility even easier. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at home or in a co-working space; all the things you need are there.
Even though most of the companies worldwide are digitized, only one-third of them have a truly successful implementation. Digital transformation is no joke. Your business is counting on you to manage things successfully because survival is at cost.
What’s your opinion on digitalization? Do you have some more tips you would like to share with us? Or maybe you have some questions and would like to reach out? Send us your thoughts here, or leave a comment below, and we’ll be happy to help out!